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Re: Style guide for error messages?

by jplindstrom (Monsignor)
on Sep 22, 2005 at 11:17 UTC ( #494080=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Style guide for error messages?

In addition to your stuff:

  • Always provide necessary variables that may be interesting in the context of the error.
    die("Could not open file $file: $!\n");
  • Always put delimiters around the variables, so that you don't get tricked by whitespace, weird chars, line feeds, etc.
    die("Could not open file ($file): ($!)\n");


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