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Re^2: Number of times I've used goto in Perl

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Jun 08, 2010 at 12:58 UTC ( #843663=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Number of times I've used goto in Perl
in thread Number of times I've used goto in Perl

In the case of long running daemons, I prefer to write that as:
exec $0, @ARGV if $loop && sleep ($time || 300);
Of course, that assumes you aren't collecting stats over multiple loops.

The advantage of using exec instead of a goto (or loop), is that if there's a memory leak somewhere (be it in your script, a module or library you use, or a in perl itself), it will accumulate with a loop, but not with an exec.

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