SPUG: Clearing a variable in a package

Brian Hatch bri at ifokr.org
Thu Aug 19 05:19:31 CDT 2004

> Just wondering why you want to reset Package::errstr
> with every call...
> Is there some reason you can't use errno's paradigm:
> the error string is meaningful only if the method/sub's
> return signals that an error has occurred. 

I'd agree entirely with this - if it's good enough
for POSIX, it's good enough for Perl.

Brian Hatch                  A pessimist's blood
   Systems and                type is always b-negative.
   Security Engineer

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