Author image Juerd Waalboer

NAME

Filter::Microsoft - User friendly error messages in Perl

SYNOPSIS

  use Filter::Microsoft;
  open FH, $filename or die "Could not open $filename: $!";

DESCRIPTION

This module is a drop-in-replacement and can be used in existing scripts and modules. It makes $! user friendly, like in Microsoft software.

$! usually contains technical descriptions like "No such file or directory" or "No space left on device". This is useful for developers, but users need error messages they understand.

Microsoft understands users. You may have noticed how user friendly Microsoft software is. Because even Microsoft's software has bugs, the people in Redmond had to come up with simpler error messages.

Filter::Microsoft brings those friendly error messages to Perl.

CAVEATS

User friendly messages are used only when $! is in quotelike operators. This allows you to send the real error message over the Internet without letting the user know.

SEE ALSO

RFC's: 527, 748, 1097, 1149, 1216, 1217, 1313, 1437, 1438, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1925, 2100, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, 2325, 2549, 2550, 2551, 2795, 3091, 3092, 3093 3251, 3252, 3514

AUTHOR

Juerd Waalboer <juerd@cpan.org> <http://juerd.nl/>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2003 by Juerd

This library is not free software; you cannot redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Please read EULA.txt for the full text of the End User License Agreement.