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Re: Changing the return number for "die"

by dpuu (Chaplain)
on Jul 20, 2004 at 23:21 UTC ( #376115=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Changing the return number for "die"

If you want to do it one-off, then you can simply set $! before you call die. If you want to set it more globally, then you might try:
$SIG{__DIE__} = sub { $! = 42; die @_ };
If you ever catch errors using eval, then you might want to be a bit more careful:
$SIG{__DIE__} = sub { $! = 42 unless $^S; die @_ };
Opinions my own; statements of fact may be in error.

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