die, was (Re: CGI email)

C. Abney cabney at cyberpass.net
Fri Feb 25 14:50:29 CST 2000

On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Russ Schnapp wrote:

> Presumably, you are talking more about the "die" statement's 
> output.  Yes, the "yipes!" output would NOT make a browser very 
> happy.  

wtf???  Where the heck is die printing, anyway?  And why doesn't this
work like (I think) it should?:

#! /usr/bin/perl -w

open STDOUT,   "> foo.out.txt"
        or die "Couldn't open outfile!!!: $!\n"; # not sure where this goes <g>
open STDERR,   "> foo.err.txt"
        or die "Couldn't open errfile!!!: $!\n"; # not sure where this goes <g>

open SENDMAIL, "| /usr/LIB/sendmail -t"
        or die "AAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!: $!\n"; # respects to Sparky Schulz

print SENDMAIL "I have a dream!\n" # Respects to the Reverend
        or die "It turned out to be a nightmare...: $!\n";


Einstein himself said that God doesn't roll dice. But he was wrong. And
in fact, anyone who has played role-playing games knows that God
probably had to roll quite a few dice to come up with a character like
Einstein.  -- Larry Wall                                     C. Abney


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