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Re: Re: Re: using exit;

by clintp (Curate)
on Apr 09, 2002 at 12:50 UTC ( #157709=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: using exit;
in thread using exit;

I disagree to this blanket statement. We use fatalsToBrowser (with a custom message), but we're just very particular about where we let the program die. I can list off all of the die calls for our entire application off the top of my head -- and they're all severe enough to warrant something evil. Die() is reserved for Should Never Happen errors.

So if *we* didn't call die, then Perl must have bailed. Modules I have wrapped in eval {} because I don't want them dying -- ever. (XML::Parser--) This pretty much just leaves compilation errors and if we've put a program onto production that won't compile then we've got much more serious issues than the user seeing an ugly message.

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