[Catalyst] Error handling

Steve Kleiman steve at prodhub.com
Mon Jan 18 17:05:18 GMT 2010

Thanks for all the feedback on how to log from within a schema. Log4perl is my hero.

I'm still looking for a way to capture runtime errors and ideally email them out in addition to logging to a file.

I've tried Catalyst-Action-RenderView-ErrorHandler but that seems to have no impact. I see the error on the console as usual but I don't get an email dispatched nor the expected error page. Maybe I've got it misconfigured? It seems like exactly what I want.

Same thing with Catalyst::Plugin::ErrorCatcher. Doesn't seem to catch runtime errors.

Found a post on this mailing list suggesting:

sub finalize_error {
  my ($c) = @_; # Note, not ($self, $c)

  if ( @{$c->errors} ) {
    # You might also need to forward to the view here yourself

But the error seems to abort all processing and never make it to this point.

Ideally the mechanism would trap ALL errors in controllers and also the schema.

I must be doing something wrong. Where am I off base?

Thanks in advance.

-steve kleiman

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