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
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.