- has extensive online-help,
- syntax highlighting of Perl code
- context-sensitive command completion
- out-of-process and remote debugging
- interactive shell support
- code disassembly
- gdb syntax
- easy extensibility at several levels
- command aliases
- a user-supplied command directory
- Perl Plugin module such as Trepan::Devel::Disassemble
- is more modular
- comes with extensive tests
- is not as ugly as perl5db
From a shell:
$ trepan.pl [trepan-opts] [[--] perl-program [perl-program-opts]]
Or for those who prefer the traditional Perlish way:
$ perl -d:Trepan perl-program [perl-program-opts]
Calling the debugger from inside your Perl program using Joshua ben Jore's Enbugger:
# This needs to be done once and could even be in some sort of conditional code require Enbugger; Enbugger->load_debugger( 'trepan' ); # Alternatively, to unconditinally load Enbugger and trepan: use Enbugger 'trepan'; # work, work, work... # Oops! there was an error! Enable the debugger now! Enbugger->stop; # or Enbugger->stop if ...
Or if you just want POSIX-shell-like
set -x line tracing:
$ trepan.pl -x -- perl-program [perl-program-opts]
Inside the debugger tracing is turned on using the command
set trace print.
There is extensive help from the
To install this Devel::Trepan from source code:
perl Build.PL make make test [sudo] make install
or to install from CPAN:
$ cpanm Devel::Trepan
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