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       Text::Xslate::Manual::Debugging - Debugging techniques for Xslate templates


       This document describes techniques for debugging templates.

   Setting "verbose => 2"
       Try "verbose => 2" in the first step. This option enables full warnings, especially
       warnings related to "undef".

   File names and line numbers
       Xslate messages include file names, line numbers, and, if possible, source code lines
       which seems problems.

       You can also access the file name and the line number in templates by "__FILE__" and
       "__LINE__" tokens just like as Perl.

       If you want reports files and lines from your registered functions,
       "Text::Xslate->current_file" and "Text::Xslate->current_line" in callbacks are the same as
       "__FILE__" and "__LINE__" in templates respectively.

           sub my_sqrt {
               my($n) = @_;

               if($n < 1) {
                   # return a message instead of warnings
                   return sprintf "!!! Can't take sqrt of $n at %s line %d !!!",
                       Text::Xslate->current_file, Text::Xslate->current_line;
               return sqrt($n);

           my $tx = Text::Xslate->new(
               function => { sqrt => \&my_sqrt },

   To dump values
       You can use any dumping modules via the "function" option, but Xslate has a builtin "dump"
       filter to dump template values.

           <: $value | dump # Dump $value with Data::Dumper :>

   Detection of missing variables (or typos or variable names)
       Xslate itself has warning system for use of uninitialized values, but sometimes it is not

       If you want fill in some string, e.g. FILL ME, for missing variables, you can use the
       "hash_with_default()" utility. For example:

           use Text::Xslate::Util qw(hash_with_default);
           $tx->render($name, hash_with_default(\%vars, sub { "FILL ME '@_' " }) );

       Note that this is really slow because it is a tied-hash wrapper.

   Customization of error messages
       You can customize error handlers by "warn_handler" and "die_handler".  In these handlers,
       you can call "Text::Xslate->print()" method in order to add your custom messages to the
       output buffer, which makes debugging easier.

           #!perl -w
           use strict;
           use Text::Xslate;
           my %vpath = (
               hello => 'Hello, <: $lang :> world!' . "\n",
           my $tx = Text::Xslate->new(
               path         => \%vpath,
               verbose      => 2,
               warn_handler => sub { Text::Xslate->print('[[', @_, ']]') },

           print $tx->render('hello', { });
           # => Hello, [[use nil to print at ...]] world!