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I'm interested in what advice the monks can give on the following form of eval error catching-- I picked it up at work and have been using it for a while, with pretty good success. I use programs that run other programs at work, and this displays which program died when a die happens.
eval { main () }; print STDERR "# $0: ", $@ and exit 1 if $@; exit 0; sub main { # do everything ... }
I don't use the try/catch form of eval much, although it does seem to work with the above:
eval { main () }; print STDERR "# $0: ", $@ and exit 1 if $@; exit 0; sub main { my $val = eval { test_sub () }; print "hi" if $@; } sub test_sub { die "test_sub dies" }
prints "hi", not "# <programname>: test_sub dies", as I expected. Any advice? Could this lead me to shoot myself in the foot later on? Thanks much.

In reply to Re: Error Handling Misconception by kesterkester
in thread Error Handling Misconception by Anonymous Monk

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