David Bovill david at
Sun Jul 27 07:17:01 EDT 2008

Good to know its fast, but I guess my concern is that a "try" statement
would slow down each line of a script, and so the speed hit would be a
factor of how long the script was.

Not sure why, but I always assumed it would work a bit like debugging or
using the "do" statement and significantly slow things down, so I've not
used it to wrap long complex scripts.

2008/7/27 Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at>:

> Hi David,
> I am using the try control structure in a plugin, which sometimes runs tens
> or hundreds of times per second, and I haven't experienced any noticeable
> speed issues.
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> On 27 jul 2008, at 12:05, David Bovill wrote:
>  Does anyone know what the speed implications of wrapping a long
>> complicated
>> script in a try statement is? I have an optional tidy routine that would
>> be
>> useful to use before exporting - but due to its nature there may be
>> errors.
>> Is there any need to be cautious in using "try" routines for performance
>> issues, or is it in general harmeless and you can go around sprinkling
>> them
>> everywhere?
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