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B.7 Exception Handling

  1. die throws an exception, and eval traps it. Error string is found in $@. The following code has the possibility of two run-time errors:

    eval {                         
       $c = $a / $b;                                       #1
       die "Denominator cannot be negative" if ($b < 0);   #2
    print "Run-time error: $@";

    $@ can be "Illegal division by zero" at (1) or "Denominator cannot be negative" at (2).

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