Michael Accardo

NAME

Win32::Die - Dying gracefully under Win32

SYNOPSIS

        use Win32::Die;

        die "Hello world";

DESCRIPTION

Windows automatically ("helpfully") closes DOS windows when they quit. This can be annoying when your Perl program dies, since you don't get a chance to read the error message. Win32::Die detects if your program was double-clicked, or run from a command line, and alters %SIG{__DIE__} appropriately. The DOS window remains put until you close the window or hit a key.

NOTES

If another module attempts to catch __DIE__ exceptions, then using Win32::Die may cause fatal errors. But there are different methods of accomplishing the same effect. Depending on your situation, one of these methods might be a better solution. See:

http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=61300

Also make sure the file association for Perl is correct. On Win9x-NT 4.0, this should be:

[full path to perl]\perl.exe "%1 %*"

If you are using ActivePerl, please see the ActivePerl documentation for further details.

AUTHOR

Alex Vandiver and Mike Accardo <mikeaccardo@yahoo.com>

COPYRIGHT

This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the Perl Artistic License