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

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 17, 2000 at 20:20 UTC ( #42214=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

Bless me father for I am about to sin.... I may have found a use for the goto but I thought I'd would consult with the elders prior to taking the plunge! I have one large perl script that drives a large data loading process every night. The script has a "main" subroutine that has roughly 30-40 steps - here's a snippet:

sub main

{ ##>> 01001000:set output


##>> 03001000:database up


##>> 04001000:prior status


##>> 06001000:delete log records

&delete_log_records; .........

the "&" labels in "main" naturally call subroutines down in the body of the script. If our load process fails I want a way to "goto" the failure point in the script and continue processing by passing in a parameter that represents the step from which I'd like to continue. I can't think of another way of doing this with out rewriting the whole blessed script.

Help O great ones!!


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Re (tilly) 3: Number of times I've used goto in Perl
by tilly (Archbishop) on Nov 17, 2000 at 21:43 UTC
    Why not in main wrap blocks of calls in eval blocks and die when you hit errors?

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