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Re^3: Ignoring/Trapping the DIE signal

by ioannis (Parson)
on Jun 15, 2006 at 02:08 UTC ( #555399=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Ignoring/Trapping the DIE signal
in thread Ignoring/Trapping the DIE signal

__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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