++ed by:

297 non-PAUSE users.

Rafaël Garcia-Suarez
and 1 contributors

RT 40216

  by Bo Lindbergh <blgl@hagernas.com>, at Aug 22, 2006 5:42 PM

In the example below, there's a syntax error in the selfloaded code for main::buggy. When the eval fails, SelfLoader::AUTOLOAD tries to report this with "croak $@;". Unfortunately, SelfLoader::croak does "require Carp;" without protecting $@, which gets clobbered. The program then dies with the uninformative message " at ./example line 3".

#! /usr/local/bin/perl use SelfLoader; buggy(); __END__ sub buggy { +>*; }