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Re^2: RFC: Basic debugging checklist

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Feb 19, 2009 at 00:01 UTC ( #744913=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: RFC: Basic debugging checklist
in thread RFC: Basic debugging checklist

Consider yourself clobbered. Now, I'm the first to admit that the output of Data::Dumper is harder to read that YAML, but considering that most of the time I see programmers reach for Data::Dumper instead of any of the alternatives, I'm not inclined to agree on the "pretty wide consensus".

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Re^3: RFC: Basic debugging checklist
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Feb 19, 2009 at 01:45 UTC

    You hit me in the ear!

    Sorry, bad choice of words. I meant "growing consensus" and I meant it among those who don't cargo cult. I've never even used Data::Dump but I've seen Data::Dumper mentioned quite pejoratively in comparisons lately. Data::Dumper's defaults are terrible (::Terse and ::Indent are usually necessary/desired) and using eval to bring the code back to life is, using this chestnut again so soon, "considered harmful."

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