Austrian Perl Workshop 2005

Basic debugging

By Steven Schubiger from
Date: Thursday, 9 June 2005 10:50
Duration: 40 minutes

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Basic debugging stresses the distuingishment between print statements, Data::Dumper and the built-in debugger. print statements will be extended to the point where one'll be able to emulate the output of ``proper" debugging
facilities, such as the built-in one, and interrrupt accordingly to examine the output given. The introduction of Data::Dumper will take place to stress its usage for evaluation of complex and nested data structures. Last, but not
least, the built-in debugger will be approached in basic terms of breaking and stepping code, control flow, examining data, setting actions and such, forcing context upon variable evaluation, listing variables/modules/inheritance trees and redoing commands.