The Problems of Perl: The Future of Bugzilla

Jochen Wiedmann jochen.wiedmann at
Wed May 9 17:30:17 UTC 2007

On 5/9/07, Gervase Markham <gerv at> wrote:

> >   * Perl lacks a real exception mechanism. We would have to write our
> > own if we want one.
> Do we? I think we manage fine without. Web applications seem suited to
> our Throw*Error-style error handling.

Apart from that, that's simply not true. One can throw and catch
arbitrary objects in Perl. What's the difference to a "real exception
mechanism"? Why Bugzilla doesn't use, for example, DBI's RaiseError
flag, is something I never understood.


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