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In which case the top level of the program needs to be running inside an eval{...} anyway (...)

Mmmmmphf. Weren't exceptions about "less clutter" and "more readable code"? :)
Another thing that bothers me with exceptions is that you can't see at the first glance which error will be correctly handled, or will simply receive the default treatment. After all you'll end up with special case code for every important error, whichever error management system you choose :)

Sure, but an adequate explanation is about 30 pages long. Which is why I put it in a handy book, very soon to be available from most good bookstores. ;-)

Be sure I'll buy it very quickly as soon as I'll have achieved "Object Oriented Perl" (mmmh, chapter 5 right now) :) Thanks for the brief explanation anyway... I have the howl book ("mastering regular expressions"), but missed time to master it yet :)


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