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Re^2: fork, %SIG, END.

by eff_i_g (Curate)
on Aug 19, 2005 at 19:01 UTC ( #485271=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: fork, %SIG, END.
in thread fork, %SIG, END.

etm1777:

it is my understanding that the program does not exit within the END block, but after the END block has completed; the scope returns to a global (file) one, where $? is then returned, like so:
END { local $?; # preserve previous return code # do anything } # now, outside of the END block, # $? refers to the global and the # program officially terminates # using this value.

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Re^3: fork, %SIG, END.
by etm117 (Pilgrim) on Aug 19, 2005 at 21:06 UTC
    I agree with that code block and think we are speaking towards the same thing. I use the local $? in my END block to preserve the exit code also.

    I think I brought it up as an heads up because that bit me in the butt when I first started using the END block, I wasn't preserving the $? and therefore code inside the END block was causing it to be modified and the script not exiting with the value I wanted.

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