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Re^2: Using the Perl Debugger (-d)

by sgt (Deacon)
on Jan 25, 2007 at 18:32 UTC ( [id://596588]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Using the Perl Debugger (-d)
in thread Using the Perl Debugger (-d)

Smart::Comments don't really clutter the code...

cheers --stephan

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Re^3: Using the Perl Debugger (-d)
by BerntB (Deacon) on Jan 25, 2007 at 18:36 UTC
    You posted that when I was over to CPAN to get the link. :-)
      Next time say "[cpan://Smart::Comments]" :-)
Re^3: Using the Perl Debugger (-d)
by nferraz (Monk) on Jan 26, 2007 at 17:12 UTC

    I love Smart::Comments! Basically, it requires you to write debug comments like this:

    sub foo { ### entering foo my $x = shift; ### x: $x return $x + 1; } ### starting... my $y = foo(42); ### y: $y ### finish exit;

    As you can see, they're just simple comments, until you use Smart::Comments, when they'll magically print the following output to STDERR:

    ### starting... ### entering foo ### x: 42 ### y: 43 ### finish

    The best part is that, when you disable Smart::Comments, they will sit quietly there -- just like comments they are -- documenting your code, but not being executed.

    Simple, useful... smart!!! :)

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