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Re^2: RFC: Data::Dumper::Simple

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Jul 31, 2004 at 19:43 UTC ( #378969=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RFC: Data::Dumper::Simple
in thread RFC: Data::Dumper::Simple

Generally I would agree with you regarding using a source filter. It certainly isn't my first choice. However, it works in this case because this code is merely a very useful aid in quick debugging. It is not intended to be used for any sort of production work. As such, your interface would be good for a new Data::Dumper interface, but it does not satisfy my "quick debugging" need.

warn Dump { foo => $foo, this => \%this, array => \@array, that => \%that, }; # versus Dumper($foo, %this, @array, %that);

I certainly know which one I'd rather type :)

Side note: it's on it's way to the CPAN (with a version number that I need to fix -- darn it!), but in the interim, you download it from my site and tell me how buggy it is.

Cheers,
Ovid

New address of my CGI Course.

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Re^3: RFC: Data::Dumper::Simple
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jul 31, 2004 at 20:03 UTC

    Maybe there's a way to fugde it with PadWalker or something similar, instead.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      OK. That's pretty darned funny. PadWalker was my first attempt :) However, I wound up with some very strange bugs with PadWalker while I was holding aliases to variables in an outer lexical scope. It was very weird. Do you really prefer mucking around in the scratchpads better than a source filter?

      Cheers,
      Ovid

      New address of my CGI Course.

        Not by much, but yes, I do. Of course, the real solution would be a real macro system, but it's going to be a while before we can play with that…

        Makeshifts last the longest.

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