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You could use dualvar and a hash...

use Scalar::Util qw(dualvar); my %Error=(220=>"Cannot connect to service"); sub mysub { if (@_) { return dualvar(0,1); } else { return dualvar(220,0); } } my $x; $x=mysub() or die $Error{$x};

Of course this still leaves the problem of where to put the error, in the return or in a global. I think your options range from using something like $Pack::Error (which is IMO infinitely preferable to using the magic global $_), using $@ or using something like ${^MYERROR}. For instance I think the following is a reasonable approach:

use Scalar::Util qw(dualvar); my %Error=(220=>"Cannot connect to service"); sub mysub { if (@_) { $@=dualvar(0,1); } else { $@=dualvar(220,0); } return $@ } mysub() or die sprintf "%d %s",$@,$Error{0+$@};

Assuming that you dont have any eval checking logic that this will interfere with (and im not seeing immediately how that could happen anyway) then it should be ok.

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demerphq


In reply to Re: Handling non-fatal method error strings without exceptions or globals? by demerphq
in thread Handling non-fatal method error strings without exceptions or globals? by legato

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