Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Problems? Is your data what you think it is?
 
PerlMonks  

Where can I find out what my error message means?

( #61923=categorized question: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by Zombie beginner on Mar 03, 2001 at 02:52 UTC
Q&A  > debugging


Description:

I got the following error message "folder/filename.pm did not return a true value at (eval 8) line 3" I have no idea what it means, please help! I'm also wondering if there is a place that I can check what my error message mean in general? Thanks a bunch in advance!

Answer: Where can I find out what my error message means?
contributed by OeufMayo

See the perldiag manpage, or run your program with the pragma 'use diagnostics' or with the Perl command-line option of '-Mdiagnostics'.

Answer: Where can I find out what my error message means?
contributed by I0

splain
splain: Reading from STDIN
folder/filename.pm did not return a true value at (eval 8) line 3
folder/filename.pm did not return a true value at (eval 8) line 3 (#1)
    
    (F) A required (or used) file must return a true value to indicate that
    it compiled correctly and ran its initialization code correctly.  It's
    traditional to end such a file with a "1;", though any true value would
    do.  See perlfunc/require.

Please (register and) log in if you wish to add an answer



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others contemplating the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2015-07-29 10:48 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









      Results (263 votes), past polls