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Open Source rocks! Learning from code by debugging

May 13, 2009, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to j00p34 for this link. ]

"Learning from other people's code
The reason I want this debugging feature so hard is that I like to learn from other people's code. The thing I like so much about running an open source OS, is that I can just read the sources for programs on my system and try to figure out what they do and how they do it .

I found a program called podviewer on my system which is a GUI tool to view perl documentation, this program uses gtk2 which is the main reason why it drew my attention. (I found the tool as I was grepping for perl and gtk trough my /usr/bin directory.) Anyone who has read my previous articles knows that I'm looking for a way to learn perl GUI programming and I'm starting by trying to learn to use Gtk. I won't say I will stick with Gtk forever as readers already pointed out there are valuable alternatives available. But back to the podviewer. The podviewer is a reasonably "simple" application when started it looks like this:"

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