Perl Debugger

Frooninckx Craig - cfroon Craig.Frooninckx at
Thu Jan 17 17:08:35 CST 2002

Yea,  I just downloaded and installed ptkdb and tk to go with, and found the
first bug in a couple of minutes, very nice!!!  Thanks Mark and Doug!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: doug.miles at [mailto:doug.miles at]
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 3:27 PM
To: phoenix-pm-list at
Subject: Re: Perl Debugger

Mark Pease wrote:

> Frooninckx Craig - cfroon wrote:
>>I've coded myself into a corner and now have to give into accepting the
>>that I need a debugger to work myself out of the corner.  I feel great
>>frustration with the perl debugger, getting around a very complex set of
>>object oriented packages, is there another option??  Does another debugger
>>exist that (forgive me for even thinking this...) has a GUI so I don't
>>to learn new commands in a jam?
> I use three different "GUI" debuggers. The first is the Perl TK
> Debugger. You need to have Tk installed, but I use this the most. It's
> free and available on CPAN.

BTW, the name is Devel::ptkdb.  I'll second this.  ptkdb rocks!

> The 2ed is Komodo from ActiveState. I use this in the Perl class I teach
> at Chandler-Gilbert CC. It's slooowww and cost real money unless you are
> not using it to do for profit development.
> The last is a system I developed that I call VIGOR. It uses the VIM
> editor (thus you can develop with VIM and VIGOR :-) I hope to present a
> paper at OSCON this year on this system.

And maybe your favorite Perl Mongers group after? :)

> I hope that this is of some help!


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