++ed by:
Paul Driver


Exception::Caught - Sugar for class-based exception handlers


version 0.01


    use Try::Tiny;
    use Exception::Caught;
    use Exception::Class qw(MyException);

    try {
    catch {
        rethrow unless caught('MyException');
        # do something special with $_


Doing different things with an exception based on its class is a common pattern. TryCatch does a good job with this, but is a bit heavyweight. Try::Tiny is nice and lightweight, but doesn't help out with the type dispatching problem. Hence, this module. You don't have to use it with Try::Tiny, but that's what it's best at.


Exception::Caught uses Sub::Exporter, so see that module if you want to rename these subroutines to something else. The subs are only exported for your lexical scope so that you don't get extra methods/subs in your package/class. If this isn't what you want, consider using Sub::Import.

caught and rethrow are exported by default.

caught(classname, exception?)

Returns true if the exception (optional argument, defaults to $_) passes isa() for the given classname.


Calls rethrow on the exception (optional argument, defaults to $_) if it is an object with a rethrow method, otherwise just dies with the exception.


Paul Driver <frodwith@cpan.org>


This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Paul Driver <frodwith@cpan.org>.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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