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Re: What magic is this?

by gellyfish (Monsignor)
on Oct 26, 2006 at 12:56 UTC ( [id://580750] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What magic is this?

Yes, when you use $SIG{__DIE__} it will get called if the program would die irrespective of whether there is an eval { } around the point that is dying, as you can see from:

$SIG{__DIE__} = sub { print "die handler: " , @_ }; + eval { die "DIE NOW"; }; + print "Still alive";
The program doesn't "die" but the "__DIE__" handler gets called nonetheless. This is the documented behaviour. You'll need to rethink the way you are handling errors.


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Re^2: What magic is this? ($^S)
by tye (Sage) on Oct 26, 2006 at 13:27 UTC

    It isn't perfect, but that is what $^S is for. __DIE__ handlers usually should do nothing if $^S is true.

    - tye