Bug#511388: ITP: libdevel-dumpvar-perl -- Object oriented, pretty dumping of Perl variables
Owner: Damyan Ivanov <email@example.com>
* Package name : libdevel-dumpvar-perl
Version : 0.04
Upstream Author : Adam Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Devel-Dumpvar/
* License : same as Perl (Artistic or GPL)
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : Object oriented, pretty dumping of Perl variables
Most perl dumping modules are focused on serializing data structures
into a format that can be rebuilt into the original data structure.
They do this with a variety of different focuses, such as human
readability, the ability to execute the dumped code directly, or to
minimize the size of the dumped data.
Excect for the one contained in the debugger, in the file dumpvar.pl.
This is a much more human-readable form, highly useful for debugging,
containing a lot of extra information without the burden of needing to
allow the dump to be re-assembled into the original data.
The main downside of the dumper in the perl-debugger is that the
dumpvar.pl script is not really a readily loadable and useable module.
It has dedicated hooks from and to the debugger, and spans across
multiple namespaces, including main::.
Devel::Dumpvar is a pure object-orientated reimplementation of the
same functionality. This makes it much more versatile version to use
for dumping information to debug log files or other uses where you
don't need to reassemble the data.
The package is dependency of Padre 0.25 and will be maintained by the
Debian Perl Group.