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perl module to debug regular expression

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I use regexpal / Data::Dumper / YAPE::Regex to test regex and references.

I spend lot of time to debug when lazy / greedy quantifier is involved (such as  .+? vs .* and so on ). It works in regexpal but does not in the code.

In short - Is there a perl module to debug regex? I searched in cpan but haven't been able to find anything.
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perl -d
runs the Perl debugger, see
perldoc perldebug

Did you have a specific test you want to want to perform?
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Yes there are couple regular expression that do not work although they works perfectly fine in regexpal.

Thanks for the doc  - Would the following help?

V [pkg [vars]]

Display all (or some) variables in package (defaulting to main ) using a data pretty-printer (hashes show their keys and values so you see what's what, control characters are made printable, etc.). Make sure you don't put the type specifier (like $ ) there, just the symbol names, like this:

    V DB filename line

Use ~pattern and !pattern for positive and negative regexes. 

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I couldn't get debugger to work and other projects came along and put this behind. Perhaps some days I will open a new question if I need to troubleshoot regex again.

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