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Adriano Ferreira

NAME

Carp::Always - Warns and dies noisily with stack backtraces

SYNOPSIS

  use Carp::Always;

Often used on the command line:

  perl -MCarp::Always script.pl

DESCRIPTION

This module is meant as a debugging aid. It can be used to make a script complain loudly with stack backtraces when warn()ing or die()ing.

Here are how stack backtraces produced by this module looks:

  # it works for explicit die's and warn's
  $ perl -MCarp::Always -e 'sub f { die "arghh" }; sub g { f }; g'
  arghh at -e line 1
          main::f() called at -e line 1
          main::g() called at -e line 1

  # it works for interpreter-thrown failures
  $ perl -MCarp::Always -w -e 'sub f { $a = shift; @a = @$a };' \
                           -e 'sub g { f(undef) }; g'
  Use of uninitialized value in array dereference at -e line 1
          main::f('undef') called at -e line 2
          main::g() called at -e line 2

In the implementation, the Carp module does the heavy work, through longmess(). The actual implementation sets the signal hooks $SIG{__WARN__} and $SIG{__DIE__} to emit the stack backtraces.

Also, all uses of carp and croak are made verbose, behaving like cluck and confess.

METHODS

Carp::Always implements the following methods.

import

  Carp::Always->import()

Enables Carp::Always. Also triggered by statements like

  use Carp::Always;
  use Carp::Always 0.14;

but not by

  use Carp::Always ();    # does not invoke import()

unimport

  Carp::Always->unimport();

Disables Carp::Always. Also triggered with

  no Carp::Always;

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This module was born as a reaction to a release of Acme::JavaTrace by Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni. Sébastien also has a newer module called Devel::SimpleTrace with the same code and fewer flame comments on docs. The pruning of the uselessly long docs of this module was prodded by Michael Schwern.

Schwern and others told me "the module name stinked" - it was called Carp::Indeed. After thinking long and getting nowhere, I went with nuffin's suggestion and now it is called Carp::Always.

SEE ALSO

Carp

Acme::JavaTrace and Devel::SimpleTrace

Carp::Always::Color

Carp::Source::Always

Devel::Confess

Carp::Always::SyntaxHighlightSource and Carp::Always::DieOnly

BUGS

  • This module does not play well with other modules which fusses around with warn, die, $SIG{__WARN__}, $SIG{__DIE__}.

  • Test scripts are good. I should write more of these.

Please report bugs via GitHub https://github.com/aferreira/cpan-Carp-Always/issues

Backlog in CPAN RT: https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Carp-Always

AUTHOR

Adriano Ferreira, <ferreira@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2005-2013 by Adriano R. Ferreira

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