Nordic Perl Workshop 2009

April 16-17 2009 Oslo, Norway

Debugging Perl: Roll you own debugging code

By Peter Makholm (‎brother‎) from Copenhagen.pm
Date: Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:15
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Intermediate
Language: English
Tags: debugging

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Bugs happens, even in Perl programs. And then comes the time consuming task of debugging. The standard Perl debugger is powerful but is a frustrating experience for many. This means that we often resort to print statements or other options for plain logging.

But the perl interpreter provides us with hooks to implement our own debugging function. This gives us the full power of Perl to debug code in ways that are repetitive or near imposible with the standard debugger.

Don't feel intimidated by the intro of perldebguts. This talk will give you a gentle introduction to the obscure art of writing debugging environments for perl. All dragons will be fed before talk.

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