May 26, 2018

Pretty printing of data structures

This module provides a single function called dump that takes a list of values as its argument and produces a string as its result. The string contains Perl code that, when evaled, produces a deep copy of the original arguments. The string is formatted for easy reading.

If dump is called in a void context, then the dump is printed on STDERR instead of being returned.

If you don’t like importing a function that overrides Perl’s not-so-useful builtin, then you can also import the same function as pp, mnemonic for “pretty-print”.

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