NAME Devel::Trepan -- A new Perl debugger SUMMARY A modular, testable, gdb-like debugger in the family of the Ruby trepanning debuggers. Features: * 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](https://github.com/rocky/Perl-Devel-Trepan-Disassemble) * is more modular * comes with extensive tests * is not as ugly as _perl5db_ INSTALLATION To install this module, run the following commands: perl Build.PL ./Build ./Build test ./Build install DESCRIPTION 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 unconditionally 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 `help` command. AUTHORS Rocky Bernstein COPYRIGHT Copyright (C) 2011, 2012 Rocky Bernstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> This program is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The program is free software. You may distribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation (either version 2 or any later version) and the Perl Artistic License as published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. Please open the files named gpl-2.0.txt and Artistic for a copy of these licenses.