Exception to Rule

By Bruce Gray (‎Util‎) from Atlanta.pm
Date: Monday, 3 June 2013 10:45
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Intermediate
Language: English
Tags: exceptions journey pbp rationale

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(or, the Why of Die and Try)

I had always chosen return codes over exceptions, even against the recommendations of PBP.
At each YAPC, I attended talks on CPAN Exception modules, and thought "...but *why* would I want to do *that*?"

For 5 years, I researched and re-examined my position, ending in my complete embrace of exceptions.

This talk recreates that journey, leading the audience to the same conclusions, but this time in under 1 hour.

I also highlight the elements of Perl 5 culture that act as strange attractors toward return codes, and what can be done to change it.

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