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Re: [perl #29094] prefix errors with name of program

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Dave Mitchell
May 3, 2004 14:42
Re: [perl #29094] prefix errors with name of program
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On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 06:00:06AM -0000, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Today again lots of head scratching because bash and perl don't prefix
> their error messages with a "bash:" or a "perl:", so bash scripts with
> bits of perl often take deep scrutinization to figure out what the
> problem was.

That may well be the case, but Perl has done its error messages this way
for 16 years, and changing it now would boringly break lots of things.

If you're really desperate for this feature, you can do something like

    $ ./perl -e '$SIG{__DIE__}=sub{print STDERR"Perl: ",@_;exit 1}; $x/=$y'
    Perl: Illegal division by zero at -e line 1.

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without serious incident.
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