premature death in a CGI script tends to cause server errors when the proper HTTP header doesn't get out to the server
before the program pegs out. .
the function carpout redirects the warnings & errors to the filehandle specified in script.
Re: error messages without program names or line numbers
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From Chapter 32.5 of Programming Perl Version 3 "CGI::Carp":
The module is also kinder to web surfers, since
premature death in a CGI script tends to cause
inscrutable "Server 500"
errors when the proper HTTP header doesn't get out
to the server before your program pegs out, and this module makes sure that doesn't
happen. The carpout function redirects all warnings and errors
to the filehandle specified.
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