Need an example of how to use "try" and "catch"

Peter M. Brigham, MD pmbrig at
Thu Mar 22 11:40:58 CDT 2012

On Mar 22, 2012, at 12:22 PM, Jim Hurley wrote:

> Bob, 
> Yes that would be fine, except that I get a compilation error at the line:
>  catch theError, theNum
> RR says:  (try: not a command), char 7

The syntax for the try construction is

   <command here>
catch tError
   <other commands here>
end try

and the error number is put into the variable tError. So the <other commands> could be, eg,

   if tError = 314 then
      answer "range error in loading array"
   else if ...
   end if

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

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