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RE: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

Hi, Julian Mehnle wrote:

>> All of this doesn't change the fact that Perl code actually has to test
>> for errors _all_the_time_ if it wants to be reliable -- it's very easy
>> to overlook exactly the one call which will later bite you.  :-/
> [...] I don't
> see where you are taking that from.  Perl code *doesn't* have to test for
> errors all the time if it uses eval{die()} or Error's try/throw.  And it
> *can* be reliable that way.

I was talking about library code and system calls.

Perl system calls don't die() when they see errors.
Some but not all libraries do, which is even worse because it's

Matthias Urlichs

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