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Re^3: Throw from within a DESTROY block

by ikegami (Pope)
on Sep 07, 2011 at 02:35 UTC ( #924503=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Throw from within a DESTROY block
in thread Throw from within a DESTROY block

If I move the die() out of the DESTROY, this becomes a non-question don't you think?

If you don't, then your question is a non-question. ("How do you make Perl not act like Perl?")

The whole point is to figure out why perl thinks we are cleaning up (even though we are in the middle of runtime),

It is cleaning up an object, and you're wrong in thinking Perl think it's in the global destruction phase.

$ perl -wE' DESTROY { die "foo" } { bless({}) } ' (in cleanup) foo at -e line 2. $ perl -wE' DESTROY { die "foo" } our $o = bless({}); ' (in cleanup) foo at -e line 2 during global destruction.

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Re^4: Throw from within a DESTROY block
by ribasushi (Monk) on Sep 07, 2011 at 02:42 UTC
    Sigh. Given how I explicitly ask "how do I cheat perl here", a non-incendiary answer would be
    I am not sure you can do this,
    <THOUGHTCRIME>perl is not designed to do that, turn around ang go back where you came from!</THOUGHTCRIME>

    Thanks for the reply annyway

      And one way to cheat is to move the die out of DESTROY, and say, into delete. Do you want cheats, or do you want to be told Perl doesn't do that?

      When I gave you the former, you said it's stupid. When I gave you the latter, you said I'm being inflammatory.

        When the business logic is tied to "at time of object destruction", there is no practical way to put the code into "delete". See tye's reply for a very good round-up of the DESTROY-based "guard pattern"
        The inflamatory remark was to an earlier version of the reply you seem to have edited out (something to the effect of "this is not perl")

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