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in thread Perl Style: About error messges opening files

Of course not... just saying that errno varies with each C function and a PITA to translate, so that is why perror() exists. "$!" is already nicely doing the work for us, hence no need for a Perl perror.

From perldoc POSIX:

perror This is identical to the C function "perror()", which outp +uts to the standard error stream the specified message followed b +y ": " and the current error string. Use the "warn()" function an +d the "$!" variable instead, see the warn entry in the perlfunc manpage and the section on "$ERRNO" in the perlvar manpage +.

You said you were new to perror, so I'm just explaining why it exists in C.

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Re: Perl Style: About error messges opening files
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Apr 27, 2004 at 14:36 UTC
    You said you were new to perror, so I'm just explaining why it exists in C.
    Care to point out where I said I was new to perror? I'm not new to it, and I scrolling back in the thread, I can't find where I erroneously said I did.

    Abigail

      quote:
      I've been writing some C lately, and I've started appreciating perror.
        Where does that say I'm new to perror?

        Abigail