David Westbrook
and 1 contributors

NAME

Acme::Echo - Display perl statements before, after, and/or during execution

VERSION

Version 0.02

SYNOPSIS

        use Acme::Echo qw/lines/;
        print "hello world\n";
        print "blah\n";
        no Acme::Echo;
        print "foo\n";

        my $srclog;
        BEGIN{ open $srclog, '>', "srclog.txt" or die; }
        use Acme::Echo 'after', src_fmt=>"This code was just executed==>\n%s\n<==\n", fh=>$srclog;
        ...

IMPORT PARAMETERS

One or more of before/after/lines may be specified. At least one shoud be specified (pointless otherwise). The others are optional.

before

Print out the entire code source before execution.

after

Print out the entire code source after execution.

lines

Print out each line of source right before its execution (note Limitations below).

line_fmt

The sprintf format used for printing lines in lines mode. Defaults to "%s\n".

src_fmt

The sprintf format used for printing the whole source in before/after modes. Defaults to "==>\n%s\n<==\n".

fh

A filehandle to print to. Defaults to *STDOUT.

BUGS & LIMITATIONS

  • The lines mode doesn't currently support compound or sub statements.

TODO

  • line numbering for the blocks for before and after modes

  • More thorough test suite, including code that uses loops, subs, if/else ladders, closures, etc.

  • make the PPI loading dynamic; and make PPI an optional prereq (And SKIP in tests); So that can use before and after modes w/o having PPI installed.

AUTHOR

David Westbrook (davidrw), <dwestbrook at gmail.com>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-acme-echo at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Acme-Echo. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

I'm also available by email or via '/msg davidrw' on http://perlmonks.org.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Acme::Echo

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Samy_rio for his post (http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=568087) that inspired this.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2006 David Westbrook, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.