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Using The Perl Debugger
Got a Perl problem? Better bring in the debugger.

| The Dark Side |

Perl aficionados might find this hard to believe, but to a lot of people, Perl is - to put it bluntly - one of the most terrifying languages on the planet.

There are a number of reasons for this, and only some of them are unwarranted. Novice developers find the language's sometimes-complex syntax intimidating, and its freewheeling "there's more than one way to do it" attitude confusing. The special symbols and variables that experienced Perl developers sprinkle liberally around their code (can you say @_?), coupled with the intricacies of Perl variable scoping, regular expressions, object-oriented programming and modules, can leave them bewildered and weak at the knees, and the language's terse error messages only serve to increase their frustration when things go wrong.

I can sympathize. Not so long ago, I too was one of these terrified souls, lost in the darkness of the Perl universe. Until the day a friend introduced me to the Perl debugger. And then there was light.


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