How debug bugzilla

David Marshall dmarshal at
Wed Nov 19 19:56:41 UTC 2008

On 11/19/08 11:07 AM, "Max Kanat-Alexander" <mkanat at> wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 21:14:32 -0500 "Liu, Ye" <YLiu at>
> wrote:
>> 2. What debugger you recommend to debug bugzilla if Komodo is not
>> recommended?
> I never really use a debugger, I just put warn statements in
> the code.

Semi-yuck.  In my opinion, it is a better practice to figure out how to use
whatever debugging tools are available; printing stuff out is inefficient.

While I will admit that sometimes I do it to diagnose hard-to-find bugs (in
addition to Log4perl logging that we do at Yahoo!), it's relatively easy to
step through Bugzilla stuff with the vanilla Perl debugger.

If someone will remind me in a few weeks when we are fiddling around with
3.2 code at Y!, I will be happy to provide a brief tutorial on how to do it.

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