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Re^7: Use of "die" in OO modules

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Jan 28, 2007 at 21:31 UTC ( #596990=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Use of "die" in OO modules
in thread Use of "die" in OO modules

Are you saying that if I eval { die MyExceptionClass->new(...) }; that the $@ variable will contain the instance of MyExceptionClass?

Exactly ;-) From perldoc die:

die() can also be called with a reference argument. If this happens to be trapped within an eval(), $@ contains the reference. This behavior permits a more elaborate exception handling implementation using objects that maintain arbitrary state about the nature of the exception. Such a scheme is sometimes preferable to matching particular string values of $@ using regular expressions.

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Re^8: Use of "die" in OO modules
by theguvnor (Chaplain) on Jan 30, 2007 at 00:37 UTC

    Awesome.. I tried it and I like it!

    Now I just wish that something like this:

    catch (ThisClass $e) {...} catch (ThatClass $e) {...}
    was built into Perl!!


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