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Re: BEGIN, END, eval and die.

by autark (Friar)
on Nov 19, 2000 at 03:00 UTC ( #42379=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to BEGIN, END, eval and die.

The $@ variable is only set by the eval code if it somehow fails. In your last example, you don't use eval to "catch" this die, so $@ will not be set.

However, even if you used eval, this will not work for your END-block. You might want to try to install a $SIG{__DIE__} handler instead. Using that to set a variable or something similar, so that you can access the information within the END-block.

$SIG{__DIE__} = sub { our @reason = @_ }; eval { die "Let's Try to die." }; END { our @reason; if (@reason) { print "We caught a call to die: @reason\n"; } }

Autark.


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Re: Re: BEGIN, END, eval and die.
by zzspectrez (Hermit) on Nov 19, 2000 at 12:30 UTC

    I did not realize the $@ variable is tied just to the eval code. This makes sense.
    Using a $SIG{__DIE__} handler seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Will this work on the windows platform as well?

    THANKS!!
    zzspectrez

      Yes -- but that's only because it's a Perl-generated signal that never touches the OS. So Windows' lack of signal support doesn't even get brought into play.

      perl -e 'print "Just use $^X$\"$]!$/"'

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