Attack of the Killer Bugs

Quinn Slack says, Perl is without doubt a very complicated programming language. The tiniest typo can yield an error message that scientists could spend years decoding. However, what most people don’t know is that Perl offers facilities that are specifically designed to eliminate the most common errors. There are thousands of things you can do to squash bugs, but here I’m going to highlight the three most effective tips. You have to be prepared to change your coding style a tiny bit, but it’s absolutely necessary that you use Perl’s built-in bug-finding features in your code: it’s this that separates the beginners from the professionals. Read more.


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