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Fatal and autodie

This distribution provides 'autodie', a lexical equivalent of 'Fatal'. This distribution REQUIRES Perl 5.8 or later to run.


As of Perl 5.10.1, autodie is bundled with Perl. To install the latest stable release, use your favourite CPAN installer:

$ cpanm autodie


Build Status

autodie is hosted on github. You can track and contribute to its development there.


After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

perldoc autodie


Original module by Lionel Cons (CERN)

Prototype updates by Ilya Zakharevich

Lexical support and other modifications Copyright 2008-2014 by Paul Fenwick

See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of authors.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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