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For the sake of maintainability though I think I will avoid using this crafty method.

It is not at all clear to me why you think it need be a maintenance problem. Just wrap it over in a function something like:

sub getWithStatus { my $url = shift; my $content; open my $RAM, '>', \$content; my $stdoutsaved = select; select *$RAM; my $status = getprint( $url ); select $stdoutsaved; close $RAM; return $status, $content; } ... my( $status, $content ) = getWithStatus( $url ); if( $status ne RC_OK ) { die "Get $url failed with HTTP status: $status"; } ...

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In reply to Re^3: Where is LWP::Simple::get error information stored? by BrowserUk
in thread Where is LWP::Simple::get error information stored? by ajam

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