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Re: exit or die in error handling?

by monkey_boy (Priest)
on Apr 14, 2005 at 10:16 UTC ( #447687=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to exit or die in error handling?

I dont think "Memory management" has anything to do with it.
They both end the program, however exit() without an argument returns 0 (which is true in the *nix world).

also, errors should be printed to STDERR not SDTOUT.
So.. third option..
else { die("The parameters for this program are as follows: [job/member/fil +e] [jobnumber/membernumber/filename]"); }

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Re^2: exit or die in error handling?
by Thilosophy (Curate) on Apr 15, 2005 at 01:10 UTC
    They both end the program,

    I think the most important difference is that die can be caught by an eval (it is Perl's way of doing exceptions) in other parts of the program, so it does not necessarily end the program. Using die thus makes code more easily reusable, and is a good habit to get into.

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