[tpm] Graphical perl debugger Windows 7.

J Z Tam jztam at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 23 13:15:01 PDT 2010

For quick and dirty debugging of scripts where I know the style/convention of the coder:

D:\home\itjdt\tmp>perl -MCPAN -e "install Tk"
D:\home\itjdt\src\perl>perl -d:ptkdb    .\myScript.pl

--- On Mon, 8/23/10, Stuart Watt <stuart at morungos.com> wrote:

> From: Stuart Watt <stuart at morungos.com>
> Subject: Re: [tpm] Graphical perl debugger Windows 7.
> To: toronto-pm at pm.org
> Received: Monday, August 23, 2010, 3:17 PM
>  I tend to use Eclipse with EPIC, and
> a homebrewed Perl (virtually identical to Strawberry, which
> would do fine). This is all free stuff. Source level
> debugging works OK, although I have had a few issues with
> Catalyst applications on Windows. In practice, I tend to use
> the classic command-line debugger for most debugging, but
> EPIC does do source-level stepping, variable inspection,
> etc. Eclipse also has the advantage I'm using the same
> environment to edit templates, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
> For bar-column charts, I now use a JavaScript toolkit
> (Dojo) rather than rendering them server-side. This makes
> them more interactive, and they look better too.
> With a little patience, most modules which can work in
> ActiveState will install in Strawberry. So do a lot which
> don't work/aren't available in ActiveState, as you can
> fiddle with the scripts.
> All the best
> Stuart
> On 8/23/2010 3:05 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
> > I recently acquired a Windows 7 computer.  I have
> an old Perl cgi application running on XP.  I had been
> using ActiveState products for debugging this old WEB
> app.  Now I find the price is prohibitive.  Are
> there any less expensive alternatives?  I use the
> Apache web server.   I had been using
> ActivePerl in part because of pre-compiled modules like gd,
> gd-Graph for bar/column graphs.
> > 
> > Thanks for any assistance!
> > 
> > 
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