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ActiveState is working on a remote debugging protocol for scripting languages: DBGP - A common debugger protocol for languages and debugger UI communication.
Eric Raymond has written a
troff to docbook converter named doclifter. (One man
format to rule them all?) Not that perl needs this, all our
documentation is written in pod.
Having skimmed it I'm edgy about having an open TCP socket. (Heck, I've not even looked at the details of how it copes with multiple scripts on the same machine running as the same user). There's a comment about attach/detach debugger from a running program [cpan.org] in the perltodo - maybe we let Activestate define the protocol, and then hope that they implement it soon for perl (and we snag their changes). However, I'd be happier to provide an alternative connection implementation using Unix domain sockets in /tmp,
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