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[perl #29696] local($@) hides active exception return value

From:
David Muir Sharnoff
Date:
May 19, 2004 01:28
Subject:
[perl #29696] local($@) hides active exception return value
Message ID:
rt-3.0.9-29696-87730.5.72686659092433@perl.org
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This is a bug report for perl from muir@idiom.com,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.34 running under perl v5.8.3.


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[Please enter your report here]


local($@) is preventing the die return code from propogating.

In the code below, at the test in x9(), $@ is ''.

sub x9 {
	local($@);
	eval { &y9(); };
	ok($@ eq 'foo4:foo2');
}

sub y9 {
	&z9();
}

sub z9 {
	local($@);
	my $x;
	eval { $x = 7 };
	eval { $x = 'foo2'; die "foo3\n" } || die "foo4:$x\n";
	die $@ if $@;
}

&x9();




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Flags:
    category=core
    severity=medium
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Site configuration information for perl v5.8.3:

Configured by Debian Project at Sat Mar 27 17:07:14 EST 2004.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 8 subversion 3) configuration:
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.4.25-ti1211, archname=i386-linux-thread-multi
    uname='linux kosh 2.4.25-ti1211 #1 thu feb 19 18:20:12 est 2004 i686 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=i386-linux -Dprefix=/usr -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.8 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/perl/5.8 -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/perl5 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.8.3 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.3 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh -Uusesfio -Uusenm -Duseshrplib -Dlibperl=libperl.so.5.8.3 -Dd_dosuid -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DTHREADS_HAVE_PIDS -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O3',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DTHREADS_HAVE_PIDS -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='3.3.3 (Debian 20040314)', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/libc-2.3.2.so, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl.so.5.8.3
    gnulibc_version='2.3.2'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:
    

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@INC for perl v5.8.3:
    /etc/perl
    /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.3
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.3
    /usr/lib/perl5
    /usr/share/perl5
    /usr/lib/perl/5.8
    /usr/share/perl/5.8
    /usr/local/lib/site_perl
    /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.2
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.2
    .

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Environment for perl v5.8.3:
    HOME=/home/muir
    LANG=C
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=.:/home/muir/bin/charm:/home/muir/bin:/home/muir/bin/share:/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/shbin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/ptybin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/local/tex/bin:/usr/ucb:/usr/bin:/bin:/etc:/usr/etc:/usr/games:/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/local/java/bin:/usr/lib/uucp:/usr/openwin/bin:/usr/openwin/bin/xview:/usr/openwin/demo:/usr/adm:/home/muir/tmp
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/bin/tcsh




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