[Chicago-talk] A question of 'die'ing

Michael D. Stemle, Jr. manchicken at notsosoft.net
Tue Jan 30 09:02:31 PST 2007

On Monday 29 January 2007 18:23, Shawn Carroll wrote:
> What are your thoughts on a library that will die if it is given
> invalid input?  Would use such a library if it required you to put
> eval blocks around it each time?

Take a look at Error.pm.  Exceptions are easilly handled with `use Error 
qw{:try}`.  You even then get the syntactic sugar of try/catch blocks.  
Consider the following:

sub foo {
  try {
    die "foo";
  } otherwise {
    my $err = shift;
    printf ("Got error: %s\n", $err->stringify());

~ Michael D. Stemle, Jr. <><
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