Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Just another Perl shrine

Re^4: Hacking Debugger bugs connected to $^D

by LanX (Bishop)
on Apr 24, 2013 at 21:59 UTC ( #1030545=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Hacking Debugger bugs connected to $^D
in thread Hacking Debugger bugs connected to $^D

> it is just awful and way above and beyond my level of comprehension.

Yeah it takes time! I admit that I was very frustrated at the beginning.

This code seems to have grown out of a Perl4 predecessor, the basic structure must have been designed 15-20 years ago. It depends on some obscure perlguts.

Mostly package vars, very long routines, nested flows, many AND-for-IF constructs, a bag of completely unknown features, wild package structures ( dumpValue lives in main!!! WTF ?)

At least someone took the effort to re-document it with nested PODs (which OTOH doesn't facilitate refactoring at all)

But mastering it gives a very powerful tool. And it's a key tool, we need to keep it running.

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)


still talking about v1.30, haven't looked in the newest on yet.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1030545]
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (8)
As of 2018-06-23 16:32 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

    Results (125 votes). Check out past polls.