Hello monks and nuns,

tired of coding print-statements for debugging purposes again and again while being too lazy to use the debugger I recently wrote a module Debug::Filter::PrintExpr that - acting as a Perl filter - transforms some special comments into debugging print statements. As an example, this piece of code

use Debug::Filter::PrintExpr; ... my $some_var = 'some content'; my @array = qw(this is an array); my %hash = (key1 => 'value1', key2 => 'value2'); #${$some_var} #@{@array} #${$array[3]} #%{custom_label: %hash}
would generate code that produces an output like:
line 28: $some_var = 'some content' line 29: @array = ('this', 'is', 'an', 'array') line 30: $array[3] = 'array' custom_label: %hash = ('key2' => 'value2', 'key1' => 'value1')
I'd provide the module here if someone is interested. But maybe this is just weird stuff.

In reply to Debugging preprocessor by jo37

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