Debugging and Exploration in Perl 6

By Jonathan Worthington (‎jnthn‎)
Date: Saturday, 13 October 2012 11:05
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: 6 debugging rakudo

As of this summer, Rakudo Perl 6 has a debugger. It features single stepping, breakpoints, introspecting and changing variables, getting stack traces and more. It also has a REPL mode that enables code to be entered and debugged right away.

In this talk, I'll demonstrate the debugger and a range of its features. I'll also discuss how it handles debugging some of the trickier scenarios, such as grammars, macros and eval'd code.