Result of catch

Sean Hinde <>
Tue Mar 20 18:33:25 CET 2001

I asked this one a few months back. The answer was something to do with
order of evaluation.

A = (catch 1/0).

- Sean

> 1> catch 1/0.
> {'EXIT',{badarith,[{erl_eval,eval_op,3},
>                    {erl_eval,expr,3},
>                    {erl_eval,exprs,4},
>                    {shell,eval_loop,2}]}}
> 2> 
> 2> A = catch 1/0.
> ** 2: syntax error before: 'catch' **
> 2> 
> I'm a bit surprised by this behaviour. Why can't I store the 
> result of a
> catch?? If I can match on it in a case statement, why can't I 
> just store the
> result?
> tia,
> Chandru

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