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Re^2: Ignoring/Trapping the DIE signal

by chrism01 (Friar)
on Jun 15, 2006 at 01:15 UTC ( #555392=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Ignoring/Trapping the DIE signal
in thread Ignoring/Trapping the DIE signal

I tried $SIG{__DIE__} variations as you can see in my code above, but it seems to die eventually anyway, as shown.
I've also tried adding an 'eval {};' around the code above ie 'eval {' just after the $SIG{__DIE__} = .. and then end the block ie '};' at the end of the script, but it fails in almost exactly the same way ie prints pretty much the same msgs, prints 'SIGDIE caught', then dies anyway... grrrr

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Re^3: Ignoring/Trapping the DIE signal
by ioannis (Parson) on Jun 15, 2006 at 02:08 UTC
    __DIE_ handlers are different from other handlers. For one, you cannot "catch it", if you try it will still fly away! What is the purpose of a __DIE__ handler then? There are two reasons:

    1. to alter the die message,
    2. to goto a subroutine (this time with the handler disabled). But your days are numbered: receive another die and you are dead, once the subroutine finishes your life is also finished.

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