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Perl Debugged provides the expertise and solutions developers require for coding better, faster, and more reliably in Perl. Focusing on debugging, the most vexing aspect of programming in Perl, this example-rich reference and how-to guide minimizes development, troubleshooting, and maintenance time resulting in the creation of elegant and error-free Perl code.
Designed for the novice to intermediate software developer, Perl Debugged will save the programmer time and frustration in debugging Perl programs. Based on the authors’ extensive experience with the language, this book guides developers through the entire programming process, tackling the benefits, plights, and pitfalls of Perl programming. Beginning with a guided tour of the Perl documentation, the book progresses to debugging, testing, and performance issues, and also devotes a chapter to CGI programming in Perl. Throughout the book, the authors espouse defensible paradigms for improving the accuracy and performance of Perl code. In addition, Perl Debugged includes Scott and Wright’s "Perls of Wisdom" which summarize key ideas from each of the chapters, and an appendix containing a comprehensive listing of Perl debugger commands.
In this exceptional reference and debugging guide, the authors cover every aspect of efficient Perl programming, including:
Focusing on the process of Perl programming and guidelines for identifying and correcting mistakes, Perl Debugged helps the developer to write better Perl programs immediately and become better programmers in general.
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Who Are You?
What This Book Covers.
For Further Reference.
¿2. The Zen of Perl Developing.
¿4. Perl Pitfalls, Syntactical Sugaring.
¿5. Tracing Code.
¿6. Testing Perl Programs.
¿7. The Perl Debugger.
¿8. Syntax Errors.
¿9. Run-Time Exceptions.
10. Semantical Errors.
11. Resource Failure.
12. Perl as a Second Language.
13. Debugging CGI Programs.
Appendix A: Perl Debugger Commands.
Appendix B: Perls of Wisdom.