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Re^3: Using the Perl Debugger (-d)

by osunderdog (Deacon)
on Jan 25, 2007 at 16:05 UTC ( #596528=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Using the Perl Debugger (-d)
in thread Using the Perl Debugger (-d)

Ok, let me see if I can explain myself without digging a hole.

Sure! debugging and logging are the Yin and Yang of software diagnosis.

I guess I was distinguishing the two using interactivity as criteria. In terms of interactivity, I would consider debugging and logging as separate. Debugging allows a developer to interrogate and modify variables during runtime. Logging, on the other hand, is the passive collection of what has happened during runtime.

I once had a Tool Vendor argue with me that logging was inappropriate for software development. His argument was that it was never introduced as a topic of discussion in college.

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