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Rocky Bernstein
August 31, 2012 15:55
Re: My Perl Foundation Grant for Improving the Perl Debugger Was Accepted
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Hi Shlomi -

Good luck on the proposal.

Of course I have lots of thoughts on this topic. Since they are rather long
detailed, I won't post them here but added to
might appear if that's approved.

Although the thrust of the proposal is in writing tests -- good stuff! The
harder and I think ultimately more important aspect is on refactoring so it's not 10K or so in one file. (It is not 10K right now, but
in the last year or so, I've noticed that this has been growing rather than
being split up or refactored in any appreciable way.)

Since refactoring to me was important to me in starting Devel::Trepan,
already started along the lines splitting that code up and rewriting some
of it a little. For now the DB package code been kept inside Devel::Trepan
since that's the only thing using it.

I hope you will be able to use some of that code some of the ideas there.
Also see how the Devel::Trepan tests are currently organized in the
project. Again, there's more detail in the project page comment or if that
is lost and there's interest I can send privately.

I look forward to seeing great work (done with a touch of humor)!

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Shlomi Fish <>wrote:

> Hi Ricardo,
> thanks for your E-mail.
> On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:08:32 -0400
> Ricardo Signes <> wrote:
> > * Shlomi Fish <> [2012-08-30T11:00:41]
> > > *
> > >
> > >
> > > (Sorry for the anti-git sentiments in the branch name, but git
> > > caused me some rebase trouble, which forced me to have to restart
> > > my branching efforts, which made me decide to express my
> > > frustration in the new branch name.)
> >
> > Rather than doing something unpleasant in public with a plan to then
> > apologize, please consider simply not doing it.
> >
> I don't think what I did was "unpleasant" per-ce, but I guess your comment
> is spot-on. You can find my latest changes in this newly created branch:
> Of course, some people still complain that I end up with several numbered
> branches in a sequence, but who is John Galt? I guess you can never please
> everyone.
> Regards,
>         Shlomi Fish
> --
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> we
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