Pro Perl Debugging / Edition 1

Pro Perl Debugging / Edition 1

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by Andy Lester, Richard Foley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590594541

ISBN-13: 9781590594544

Pub. Date: 07/27/2005

Publisher: Apress

Combining the best features of C, UNIX utilities, and regular expressions, Perl has grown as one of the most powerful and popular scripting languages. The valuable Perl is often used for system administration, text processing and Web programming. It is even being used for more exotic areas, like bioinformatics. Perl is supported by all of the most prominent

Overview

Combining the best features of C, UNIX utilities, and regular expressions, Perl has grown as one of the most powerful and popular scripting languages. The valuable Perl is often used for system administration, text processing and Web programming. It is even being used for more exotic areas, like bioinformatics. Perl is supported by all of the most prominent operating systems, including Windows, Unix, OS/2, Amiga, and others.

Pro Perl Debugging steps in to help resolve the dilemma of application testing and debugging—one of the biggest time commitments in a programmers daily routine. What this book will do is rescue you from substandard application testing practices. The book commences with several chapters that overview the debuggers basic features, then covers common debugging scenarios. The concluding portion examines debugger customization, alternative debugging utilities, and debugging best practices.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Inspecting Variables and Getting Help
  3. Controlling Program Execution
  4. Debugging a Simple Command Line Program
  5. Tracing Execution
  6. Debugging Modules
  7. Debugging Object-Oriented Perl
  8. Using the Debugger As a Shell
  9. Debugging a CGI Program
  10. Perl Threads and Forked Processes
  11. Debugging Regular Expressions
  12. Debugger Customization
  13. Optimization and Performance Hints and Tips
  14. Command Line and GUI Debuggers
  15. Comprehensive Command Reference
  16. Book References and URLs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590594544
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
07/27/2005
Series:
Pro: from Professional to Expert Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)

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Pro Perl Debugging 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JerryKassebaumDallasTexas More than 1 year ago
I read through the whole book, but still keep going back to commenting out lines of code, creating variables and having them print, using "<>;" to halt printout until I hit enter, etc. Still, I'll bet this book is excellent if you do more advanced programming than I do. If you ask yourself, "How do I even test that?" get this book!