in reply to When my script doesn't work, I ...

As I think I've posted before, when I get to the stage of posting a Perl problem in SoPW I often find that writing the question out triggers a thought which leads to the solution.

So there are a host of potential postings I was about to make but didn't.

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Re^2: When my script doesn't work, I ...
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on Oct 03, 2012 at 19:54 UTC
    This sounds like the problem-solving-strategy I know as teddy-bear-method or rubber-duck-method: by trying to explain a problem (or a bug) clearly, the fault becomes obvious. It works extremely well.

      In my case, it's a plush, blue elephant i got from a PostgreSQL stand at Chemnitzer Linuxtage ;-)

      "I know what i'm doing! Look, what could possibly go wrong? All i have to pull this lever like so, and then press this button here like ArghhhhhaaAaAAAaaagraaaAAaa!!!"