[erlang-questions] Unexpected try/catch behaviour

Attila Rajmund Nohl <>
Tue Feb 23 12:36:05 CET 2010


2010/2/23, Ulf Wiger <>:
[...]
>  From the Erlang Reference Manual:
>
> "try Exprs of
>      Pattern1 [when GuardSeq1] ->
>          Body1;
>      ...;
>      PatternN [when GuardSeqN] ->
>          BodyN
> catch
>      [Class1:]ExceptionPattern1 [when ExceptionGuardSeq1] ->
>          ExceptionBody1;
>      ...;
>      [ClassN:]ExceptionPatternN [when ExceptionGuardSeqN] ->
>          ExceptionBodyN
> end
> ...
>
> An exception occurring during the evaluation of Body is not caught."

This is um, surprising, even by the standards of Erlang... I mean not
the documentation, but the actual language construct.


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