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throw — Throw an error exception with a message


package require Tcl  8.5

package require throw  ?1?

::throw error_code error_message


This package provides a forward-compatibility implementation of Tcl 8.6's throw command (TIP 329), for Tcl 8.5. The code was directly pulled from Tcl 8.6 revision ?, when try/finally was implemented as Tcl procedure instead of in C.

::throw error_code error_message

throw is merely a reordering of the arguments of the error command. It throws an error with the indicated error code and error message.


throw {MYERROR CODE} "My error message"

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See Also



error, return, throw




tcllib Forward compatibility implementation of [throw]