5 minimums for any perl script?

Mike Whitaker mike at altrion.org
Mon Jan 30 15:29:22 GMT 2012

On 30 Jan 2012, at 15:26, Paul Johnson wrote:

> could you explain why you think checking the return value of close() is
> silly?  I tend to have the opposite opinion.

I don't have the slides of the talk I gave on Defensive Perl Programming a couple of years ago, but there's a definite case or two of printing to a *socket* that can cause the print to fail when the far end goes away.

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