Pro Perl Debugging / Edition 1

Pro Perl Debugging / Edition 1

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by Andy Lester, Richard Foley
     
 

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

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590594544
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Pro: from Professional to Expert Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Inspecting variables and getting help7
Ch. 3Controlling program execution21
Ch. 4Debugging a simple command line program39
Ch. 5Tracing execution65
Ch. 6Debugging modules79
Ch. 7Debugging object-oriented Perl103
Ch. 8Using the debugger as a shell119
Ch. 9Debugging a CGI program131
Ch. 10Perl threads and forked processes153
Ch. 11Debugging regular expressions175
Ch. 12Debugger customization195
Ch. 13Optimization and performance hints and tips211
Ch. 14Command line and GUI debuggers231
Ch. 15Comprehensive command reference239
Ch. 16Book references and URLs255

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