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Id: 97934
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Queue: libnet

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Requestors: BGU [...] cpan.org
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Subject: constructor does not set $@
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my $ftp = Net::FTP->new( $ftp_server, Debug => 0 ) or die "$@"; Use of uninitialized value $@ in concatenation (.) or string Net::FTP->new does not set $@ as the documentation mentions, but sets @! instead
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On 2014-08-11 08:42:46, BGU wrote: Show quoted text
> my $ftp = Net::FTP->new( $ftp_server, Debug => 0 ) or die "$@"; > > Use of uninitialized value $@ in concatenation (.) or string > > Net::FTP->new does not set $@ as the documentation mentions, but sets > @! instead
It sounds pretty odd to me that a constructor would do anything other than return a blessed object or die. That's not very perlish!
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On Mon Aug 11 11:42:46 2014, BGU wrote: Show quoted text
> my $ftp = Net::FTP->new( $ftp_server, Debug => 0 ) or die "$@"; > > Use of uninitialized value $@ in concatenation (.) or string > > Net::FTP->new does not set $@ as the documentation mentions, but sets > @! instead
Can you give an example of this? Looking at the code, it mostly does what it says on the tin, namely, return undef and put an error message in $@ (however un-perlish that may be!). In some cases it does actually croak() instead! E.g. Non-existent host: Show quoted text
>perl -MNet::FTP -le "$f = Net::FTP->new('XXX') or print 'Error: ' . $@"
Error: Net::FTP: Bad hostname 'XXX' or localhost with no FTP server: Show quoted text
>perl -MNet::FTP -le "$f = Net::FTP->new('localhost') or print 'Error: ' . $@"
Error: Net::FTP: connect: 10061


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