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Mahmoud A. Mehyar

NAME

Try::Catch - Try Catch exception handler based on Try::Tiny But faster

SYNOPSIS

    use Try::Catch;

    try {
        die "something went wrong";
    } catch {

    } finally {

        ##some cleanup code

    }; ##<--- semi colon is required.

DESCRIPTION

A small, fast, try catch blocks for perl, it's inspired and mostly copied from Try::Tiny but with some modifications to boost execution speed, see "Benchmarks".

I published a new module instead of contributing to Try::Tiny directly because I had to break some features available in Try::Tiny some to boost speed and some because I didn't like.

Differences

no multiple finally blocks
try must be followed by catch, catch then finally, or finally

this behaves exactly as how other implementations of try catch blocks

if there is no catch block error will throw

in case of try followed by finally block and no catch block, finally block will be fired then an exception will be thrown, this is also the default behaviour of try catch in other languages.

CAVEATS

Same as "CAVEATS" in Try::Tiny

Benchmarks

This is not totally fair but please consider Try::Catch a stripped Try::Tiny version with no blessing and no usage of Sub::Name, so it must be faster, right! :)

This is a simple test with just a try catch blocks with no exception

    |  Module:      | Rate          | %         |
    |-------------------------------------------|
    |  Try::Tiny    | 98425/s       | -68%      |
    |  Try::Catch   | 304878/s      | 210%      |

Test with Try Catch, Finally Blocks, No Exception

    |  Module:      | Rate          | %         |
    |-------------------------------------------|
    |  Try::Tiny    | 60423/s       | -75%      |
    |  Try::Catch   | 245700/s      | 304%      |

Test with Try, Catch, Finally Blocks, AND Exception

    |  Module:      | Rate          | %         |
    |-------------------------------------------|
    |  Try::Tiny    | 41288/s       | -65%      |
    |  Try::Catch   | 116414/s      | 182%      |

I've also tested against TryCatch and the results were good, considering that TryCatch is an XS module

    |  Module:      |  timing 500000 iterations                              |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------- |
    |  TryCatch     |  1 secs (0.58 usr + 0.00 sys = 0.58 CPU) @ 865051.90/s |
    |  Try::Catch   |  2 secs (1.73 usr + 0.00 sys = 1.73 CPU) @ 288350.63/s |
    |  Try::Tiny    |  6 secs (6.16 usr + 0.02 sys = 6.17 CPU) @ 81011.02/s  |

Benchmarks included in this dist inside bench folder

See Also

Try::Tiny
TryCatch

Known Bugs

When doing block jump from try { } or catch { } then finally will not be called.

For example

    use Try::Catch;
    for (1) {
        try {
            die;
        } catch {
            goto skip;
        } finally {
            #finally will not be called
            print "finally was called\n";
        }
    }
    skip:

finally will work in most cases unless there is a block jump (last, goto, exit, ..) so I recommend avoid using finally at all as it's planned to be removed in v2.0.0

AUTHOR

Mamod A. Mehyar, <mamod.mehyar@gmail.com>

LICENSE

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself