News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Jani Hartikainen's Blog:
The "do X or die()" pattern must die
July 29, 2010 @ 09:19:03

Jani Hartikainen has a suggestion for all PHP developers out there - stop using die() for handling errors!

What's the most common pattern for error handling you see in beginner's PHP code? - That's right, do_X() or die('do_X failed);. That's nice and all, as at least you have some sort of error handling, but I think this way of handling errors must go. There is no place for it in modern PHP code - it's the worst way to handle errors, not much better than not handling them at all.

He talks about why die() is so bad and some alternatives to it - trigger_error (with a custom error handler) and exceptions. When used correctly, these two can help your script correctly catch and handle errors without the mess of a die().

0 comments voice your opinion now!
die pattern triggererror exceptions error


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Marco Tabini's Blog: To except is human; to handle is divine.

Jonnay\'s Blog: An issue with PHP\'s error handling

Mike\'s Blog: s/fluent/decorated

DevShed.com: The Iterator Pattern (Conclusion)

Guilherme Blanco's Blog: register_superglobal("¯name"¯);


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


hack database language release framework example hhvm composer facebook package unittest component introduction application symfony2 security podcast install performance project

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework