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kablamo

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  • Olivier Mengué (dolmen) commented on A plan for revamping and replacing the Perl debugger.

    Fix: perl5db.pl is not a 10K file. This is a 10K lines file.

  • dagolden.com commented on A plan for revamping and replacing the Perl debugger.

    I'm really pleased to see progress on replacing the debugger with something less monolithic and more flexible.

    As for how it's done, I think packaging up the old debugger as a dual life module is a good step so that those who still want it will eventually be able to install it from CPAN.

    This is similar to what happened with Devel::DProf when it was superceded by Devel::NYTProf (though that isn't itself in the core).

  • rockyb commented on A plan for revamping and replacing the Perl debugger.

    Let's work together on this. When I browsed the github repository there seems to be a layer of dealing with sockets and parsing text output that should its own separate Module. In fact it would be the same thing you'd use if you were doing a Padre or GNU Emacs front end. In other words, there is a fair bit of code there that has nothing to do with VIM per se.

    In the past, I've been promoting DBGp as opposed to the various custom interfaces that are in use in Java, gdb, among others. And in truth right now Devel::Trepan has a…

  • rockyb commented on A plan for revamping and replacing the Perl debugger.

    Thanks for the correction. perl5db.pl in Perl 5.16.1 has only 9,493 lines; so 10K lines is a little a slight overstatement. But the point I was trying to make (and 10K bytes doesn't do it) still holds: that this is unusually large and to what extent.

    Also in fairness to perl5db.pl, I should say that in total lines of code Devel::Trepan is most certainly larger. But the code is split over more than 160 files. And even with this, there are some features that perl5db.pl has that are not in Devel::Trepan yet.

    But again, thanks for that correc…

  • happymorning commented on A plan for revamping and replacing the Perl debugger.

    You may check Devel::ebug ; it's a module that provide a clean API over the perl debugger.

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