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Confusion about properly using Carpby jeffa (Bishop)
|on Mar 02, 2002 at 15:19 UTC||Need Help??|
jeffa has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a module that is effectively a wrapper for DBI - when you call it's constructor (new), you pass the same arguments you would to DBI::connect(). The problem i am having is getting the module to carp errors back to the client without giving away the line number from the module itself. For example, given some wrapper named Foo and trying to connect to a non-existant server, i would like for the following error:
DBI->connect(mysql:host) failed: Unknown MySQL Server Host 'host' (2) at Foo.pm line 13 at ./foo.pl line 11to only list ./foo.pl, the client that called the module.
Now, philosophical question: if this really should be desired behavior and left alone, then i am all for that. But, if there is a way to implement what i'd like, then i would sure appreciate a nudge in the right direction. My reasoning is that such errors should not accidentaly lead a user into the source code of the module, because it is a 'red herring'. By even mentioning the originating line of code from the wrapper module, a user might just be tempted to think the 'module is broken.' (I also have an appreciation for debugging as well, and would like to leave that door open.)
Here is what i have been working with so far:
I did try wrapping the instantiation in an eval block:
... but the results were exactly the same. An evil thought did cross my mind at this point - substitute the module line number(s) out ... but that surely is not 'The Right Way'.
And here is the client which calls the wrapper with bad credentials to generate the errors. It also uses DBI in the same manner as the 'control subject':
What i would like is to only show that the error orginated from the client and not the module ... just like DBI reports:
DBI->connect(mysql:host) failed: Unknown MySQL Server Host 'host' (2) at ./foo.pl line 14Thanks!
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