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Carp::Fix::1_25(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Carp::Fix::1_25(3pm)


Carp::Fix::1_25 - Smooth over incompatible changes in Carp 1.25


    use Carp::Fix::1_25;
    carp  "This will have a period at the end, like die";
    croak "No matter what version of Carp you have installed";


Carp 1.25 made a change to its formatting, adding a period at the end of the message. This can mess up tests and code that are looking for error messages. Carp::Fix::1_25 makes the message consistent, regardless of what versoin of Carp you're using.

Carp::Fix::1_25 exports its own carp functions which change the Carp message to match the 1.25 version. Carp::Fix::1_25 otherwise acts exactly like Carp and it will honor Carp global variables such as @CARP_NOT and %Carp::Internal.

Why do this instead of just upgrading Carp? Upgrading Carp would affect all installed code all at once. You might not be ready for that, or you might not want your module to foist that on its users. This lets you fix things one namespace at a time.


The Carp which comes with 5.6.x does not have the necessary features to support this wrapper.


Copyright 2012 by Michael G Schwern <>.

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2022-10-13 perl v5.34.0