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Re: Perl Programmers Don't Die...

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Oct 07, 2007 at 20:47 UTC ( #643326=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Programmers Don't Die...

If they are damned, they croak. If they confessed their sins, they are now blessed and can live eternally as a self-referencing circle.

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Re^2: Perl Programmers Don't Die...
by twotone (Beadle) on Oct 14, 2007 at 05:28 UTC


    In all of my cgi scripts I use a little custom die subroutine so none of them just die, they die nicely.

    sub dienice { print "Content-type: text/html\n\n" unless $header_printed; $header_printed = 1; my(@msg) = @_; print "<h2>Attention:</h2>\n"; print join("<br>\n",@msg); exit; }
        I suppose that I should clarify that this isn't for when my scripts die of natural causes, but when I kill them myself, i.e.:
        open ... or &dienice("Can't open: $!");
        Or for viewing troubleshooting data:
        Perhaps I should rename the sub killnice, or maybe KillingMeSoftly?

        *Music plays in the background*

        Strumming my pain with his routine
        Singing my life with his code
        Killing me softly with his sub...

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[Corion]: Hi marto!
[Corion]: The fun show at $work continues, as The Big Project is now in its second week of frantic live-bugfixing and weekend releases where nobody knows what went live. Nothing has been tested anyway.
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