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Re^2: the try/catch example from "Programming Perl" analyzed

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Aug 19, 2004 at 13:05 UTC ( #384273=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: the try/catch example from "Programming Perl" analyzed
in thread the try/catch example from "Programming Perl" analyzed

In Perl, you also have to handle the condition of a runtime error which is not an object:

You could always encapsulate the extra test in some code:

sub exception (;$) { my $wanted_exception = shift; return unless $@; return 1 unless defined $wanted_exception; return ref($@) && $@->isa( $wanted_exception ) };

allowing you to do:

eval { $coderef->() }; if ( exception 'IOException' ) { ... handle IOException ... } elsif ( exception 'OtherException' ) { ... handle OtherException ... } elsif ( exception ) { ... handle all other exceptions ... } else { ... we lived ... };

Sure, you have an extra ref test and subroutine call, but since exceptions should be... well... exceptional it shouldn't impact your runtime speed much.

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