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Re: "omniscient debugging" for Perl

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Jul 10, 2005 at 11:25 UTC ( [id://473753]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "omniscient debugging" for Perl

I don't doubt that this idea can be implemented for Perl. The question is whether the benefits warrant it. Always we must ask, "How much does it cost?" Will the program still run within a reasonable amount of time, and will the output be manageable? Often our problem is not too little information, but too much.
I believe that most of debugging involves tracking down flaws in logic, and that applying a sort of "shotgun" approach to it is not ideal. A few well-chosen "reality checks", print statements to check values of variables, can isolate a problem in most cases.

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