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in reply to Re: Using the perl debugger to look at a renaming files function (on Debuggers References)
in thread Using the perl debugger to look at a renaming files function

Linus Torvalds : I do not condone single-stepping through code to find the bug ... Without a debugger you have to look at the level above sources. At the meaning of things. You have to understand what the program does. Not just that particular line.

I find myself wanting to retort, but that's not the right spirit. My claim rather is that this fulfills Torvalds' criterion:

$ perl -d 1.debug.11.pl Loading DB routines from perl5db.pl version 1.55 Editor support available. Enter h or 'h h' for help, or 'man perldebug' for more help. main::(1.debug.11.pl:12): my $ts = "template_stuff"; DB<1> c + title is 1.debug.1 path1 is /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1 abs is /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/1.debug.11.pl debug1::make_initial_captions(template_stuff/debug1.pm:42): 42: my $iter = $image_path ->iterator; DB<1> c + /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/template_stuff/aimages/image3.png Path::Tiny::CODE(0x55823b1ce7d8)(/usr/share/perl5/Path/Tiny.pm:1179): 1179: my $next; DB<1> c + /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/template_stuff/aimages/image4.png Path::Tiny::CODE(0x55823b1ce7d8)(/usr/share/perl5/Path/Tiny.pm:1179): 1179: my $next; DB<1> c + /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/template_stuff/aimages/image6.png Path::Tiny::CODE(0x55823b1ce7d8)(/usr/share/perl5/Path/Tiny.pm:1179): 1179: my $next; DB<1> c + /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/template_stuff/aimages/image1.png Path::Tiny::CODE(0x55823b1ce7d8)(/usr/share/perl5/Path/Tiny.pm:1179): 1179: my $next; DB<1> c + /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/template_stuff/aimages/image5.png Path::Tiny::CODE(0x55823b1ce7d8)(/usr/share/perl5/Path/Tiny.pm:1179): 1179: my $next; DB<1> c + /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/template_stuff/aimages/image0.png Path::Tiny::CODE(0x55823b1ce7d8)(/usr/share/perl5/Path/Tiny.pm:1179): 1179: my $next; DB<1> c + /home/hogan/6.scripts/1.debug.1/template_stuff/aimages/image2.png Path::Tiny::CODE(0x55823b1ce7d8)(/usr/share/perl5/Path/Tiny.pm:1179): 1179: my $next; DB<1> c + return2 is nothing yet ini path is /home/hogan/Documents/html_template_data/6.values.ini ... return is 1.debug.15.html http://www.merrillpjensen.com/perlmonks/1.debug.15.html Debugged program terminated. Use q to quit or R to restart, use o inhibit_exit to avoid stopping after program termination, h q, h R or h o to get additional info. DB<1> q + $

All of the people you quote are elite professional programmers as opposed to the intermediate that I am, who makes useful software for his own communications, holding it all together with bubble-gum and tie-wire. I really like the price, too. Getting output adds to an already happy day....