[erlang-questions] erl_syntax[_lib] error handling

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Sun Mar 23 21:13:31 CET 2014


On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 9:21 PM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
> erl_syntax and erl_syntax_lib seem to favor throwing exceptions over
> returning error terms. I found this hard to use due to the missing
> documenation of what exceptions can be thrown by each function. Only
> erl_syntax_lib:analyze_application/1 documents one exception it might
> throw, and the documentation for other funs just states the following:
> "An exception is thrown if..."
>
> The only way to handle erl_syntax[_lib] errors I've seen so far is to
> catch all exceptions, but that can filter/suppress any kind of
> exception.
>
> What's the recommended way to handle erl_syntax[_lib] errors?

Bump.



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