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Pro Perl Debugging

By Andy Lester , Richard Foley

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Pro Perl Debugging steps in to help resolve the dilemma of application testing and debugging—one of the biggest time commitments in a programmer's daily routine.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-454-4
  • 296 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: July 27, 2005
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $59.99
  • eBook Price: $41.99
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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

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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