[erlang-questions] does shell:catch_exception(true) actually work?

Richard Carlsson <>
Thu Mar 26 20:53:50 CET 2009


Kevin wrote:
> I've done all the googleing I could and still can't find an answer to 
> this.  This is making working with the shell
> very difficult since one slip up and my history is gone.  Am I missing 
> something here?
> 
> 2> bogus().
> *** ERROR: Shell process terminated! ***
> 
> =ERROR REPORT==== 26-Mar-2009::14:31:32 ===
> Error in process <0.26.0> with exit value: 
> {undef,[{lib,format_exception,[3,error,{shell_undef,bogus,0},[{shell,shell_undef,2},{erl_eval,local_func,5},{shell,exprs,6},{shell,eval_exprs,6},{shell,eval_loop,3}],#Fun<shell.5.34888280>,#Fun<shell.4.77554270>]},{shell,report_exception,4},{shell,shell_rep,4},{shell... 

Have you perchance named a module 'lib'? That could be why the shell
fails to call the library function lib:format_exception(), and dies.

     /Richard




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