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Browsing through the standard Perl modules, I came across this little number. Considering how much we push strict and warnings, wouldn't it be a good idea to add this module to the list? Eg, if you ever post example code at the monastry like this:
open(FILE,'/path/to/file'); print while (<FILE>); close(FILE); ... open(FILE2,'/path/to/file2'); print while (<FILE2>); close(FILE2);
Someone will always add, "Always use strict, warnings and check whether the files opened OK".
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; open(FILE,'/path/to/file') || die $!; print while (<FILE>); close(FILE); ... open(FILE2,'/path/to/file2') || die $!; print while (<FILE2>); close(FILE2);
Wouldn't it be good practice to suggest adding 'use Fatal;' in as an option instead? ie
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Fatal qw(open close); open(FILE,'/path/to/file'); print while (<FILE>); close(FILE); ... open(FILE2,'/path/to/file2'); print while (<FILE2>); close(FILE2);
It just looks cleaner to me. A quick SuperSearch doesn't bring up any previous discussions on this, so I just wondered if there's any reason why this little module appears to be rarely used/discussed?

Thoughts anyone?

cLive ;-)

In reply to use Fatal; by cLive ;-)

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