use autodie

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So this evening I happened to find out about autodie, thanks to the latest entry in the Modern Perl Books blog by chromatic. Cool stuff.

So I had to run home right away and try it myself, and it works! The following simple snippet:

#!/usr/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;

use autodie;
open (my $fh, "<", 'this-file-does-not-exist');
...

generates the following error message:

Can't open 'this-code-does-not-exist' for reading: 'No such file or directory' at x.pl line 8.

No need to waste all that time trying to remember where to stick all those die() statements all over the place (do I use || or do I use or?). So from now on I'll be using autodie just for fun and for work and for play.

Check out Modern::Perl for yourself.

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