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Re^2: wishlist: die-on-failure for built-ins

by dpuu (Chaplain)
on Apr 19, 2005 at 18:22 UTC ( #449372=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: wishlist: die-on-failure for built-ins
in thread wishlist: die-on-failure for built-ins

Second: if what you wish were possible (and easy), that wouldn't work, you'd wish your wish back. Sometimes you want it to die, sometimes - do smth. else.

I often code things as:

sub foo { my $error = ...; return $error if (defined wantarray || ! $error); croak "foo failed: $error"; }
Now you have a choice. If you check the return value (or assign it to undef), then it won't die. If you're lazy and there's an error, then it dies.

Opinions my own; statements of fact may be in error.

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