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Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 08:20:33PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:

> It's rare because in perl, you *very* rarely need anything as complex
> as a full exception. Most of the time you don't need exceptions at all
> - return values are quite adequete (because (a) you can return any
> arbitrarily complicated object, and (b) you have undef for error
> conditions).

There's nothing magic about perl that makes it such that you don't need more
featureful error handling.  Those features are not unique to perl by a wide
margin; in fact they are quite widespread.

 - mdz

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