On 10/6/05, Yuval Kogman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>         when i can't open a file and $! tells me why i couldn't open, i
>         can resume with an alternative handle that is supposed to be the
>         same
>         when I can't reach a host I ask a user if they want to wait any
>         longer
>         when disk is full I ask the user if they want to write somewhere
>         else
>         when a file is unreadable i give the user the option to skip

I'm not bashing your idea, because I think it has uses.  But I'll
point out that all of these can be easily accompilshed by writing a
wrapper for open().  That would be the usual way to abstract this kind
of thing.


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