Monthly Archives: May 2016

Debugging a Perl Program

Debugging a Perl Program It’s possible to start the debugger with a piece of Perl code as an argument by including the C<-e> switch on the command line. To debug a particular program instead, we substitute the program name to be debugged, along with any required arguments. So let’s do this with our current program (charcount) and dive into …

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Look, look, look!

It doesn’t matter how smart you are, it doesn’t matter that you are highly experienced, there will still be times when you simply need to look at the problem, rather than think your way through it. Of course thinking is useful, and a pre-requisite habit for any successful developer to foster, but even if you’re smart you …

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