SPUG: Last night's meeting

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Wed Mar 17 12:36:35 CST 2004

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Tim Maher wrote:

> AFAIK, there's no way to preserve the activities of an
> interactive debugging session, and replay them at a future time.

Wouldn't it be better to use Test::* and friends or regression testing? I
guess I just have a prejudice for instrumenting a program too much for
diagnostics because it interrupts the flow of the code for me. Those same
test units, when they fail, give an excellent way to get in with the
debugger and quickly track down the problem. I'm probably talking out my
elbow here, because I have no real examples to offer.

> Ahem, I was that "gentleman" (picture me recoiling in disgust at that
> appelation - I prefer "dude" 8-} )

No. I do seem to recall you asking for a show of hands on whether folks
thought it would be a good idea to consider the possiblity of looking into
research on the feasibility of conducting a survey of the list
subscribers. Three people raised their hands and you declared a landslide.

Just kidding, y'all. It's a (now old) joke from OSCON last year.

Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
                                things can go wrong at once.

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