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From Matt Sergeant <m...@sergeant.org>
Subject Re: Locating leaked scalars
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2001 08:20:28 GMT
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Doug MacEachern wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Matt Sergeant wrote:
> 
> > Doug,
> > 
> > I found a post from you to Mosely a while back saying you'd tell him how
> > to track down scalar leaks, but I can't find any follow up. Is there a
> > way to do this that you know of, or is it a matter of firing up purify
> > (which I don't have, but I hear there's a GNU version) or something?
> 
> url for that post?  there's no single way to track down a scalar leak.

http://www.bitmechanic.com/mail-archives/modperl/Mar1998/0263.html

If there's no single way, then I'll just go through with Devel::Peek
again. No worries.

> if you give me an idea of whats going on, i might be able to offer a
> suggestion for your particular case.  i have had success using purify,
> which requires Perl to be compiled with -DPURIFY, similar with insure++
> (another commercial tool).  i've never had success with any of the
> opensource tools.

Rats, well I don't have time nor budget to buy purify right now.

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