Exception to Rule
Source: YAPC::NA 2013 on the 2013-06-03.
Speaker: Bruce Gray (Util) speaker
The real story of exceptions... (or, the Why of Die and Try)
I had always chosen return codes over exceptions, even against the recommendations of PBP. At each YAPC, I attended talks on CPAN Exception modules, and thought "...but *why* would I want to do *that*?"
For 5 years, I researched and re-examined my position, ending in my complete embrace of exceptions.
This talk recreates that journey, leading the audience to the same conclusions, but this time in under 1 hour.
I also highlight the elements of Perl 5 culture that act as strange attractors toward return codes, and what can be done to change it. The original