BFD - Impromptu dumping of data structures for debugging purposes
my $scary_structure1 = foo(); my $scary_structure2 = bar(); use BFD; d $scary_structure1, " hmmm ", $scary_structure2, ...; ....
Allows for impromptu dumping of output to STDERR. Useful when you want to take a peek at a nest Perl data structure by emitting (relatively) nicely formatted output with filename and line number prefixed to each line.
use BFD;d $foo;
is shorthand for
use Data::Dumper; local $Data::Dumper::Indent = 1; local $Data::Dumper::Quotekeys = 0; local $Data::Dumper::Terse = 1; local $Data::Dumper::Sortkeys = 1; my $msg = Dumper( $foo ); $msg =~ s/^/$where: /mg; warn $msg;
I use this incantation soooo often that a TLA version is warranted. YMMV.
Uses Data::Dumper, which has varying degrees of stability and usefulness on different versions of perl.
Barrie Slaymaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2003, Barrie Slaymaker. All Rights Reserved.
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