[Israel.pm] errors and warnings in Perl

Shmuel Fomberg semuelf at 012.net.il
Sun Sep 2 13:08:24 PDT 2007

Hello There.

I don't think that there is any language that solved this problem. As much
as I know, it's a bit of open problem, because the compiler can know that
something is wrong only when it continues parsing and see that things are
out of hand. 
Understanding the typical error messages is simply part of getting used to
the language.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gabor Szabo [mailto:szabgab at gmail.com]
>Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2007 5:07 PM
>To: Perl in Israel
>Subject: [Israel.pm] errors and warnings in Perl
>In my classes I frequently notice that people don't understand the
>error messages or warnings perl gives them. I suggest to
>use diagnostics;
>but in many cases this is not clear either.
>So I decided to start patching the diagnostics. We cannot change
>the actual error messages as there is production code out there
>relying on the actual messages.
>So if any of you have a favorite non-clear error message in perl, it
>would be great sharing them with me now so I can send patches and
>get if fixed in 5.10
>   Gabor
>Gabor Szabo
>Perl Training in Israel  http://www.pti.co.il/
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