Exceptions provide a convenient way to program error and error-recovery mechanisms, and are
closely related to classes. Exception support is based on 3 constructs:
- statements. To raise an exception. This is usually done to signal an error condition.
It is however also usable to abort execution and immediately return to a well-known
point in the executable.
Try ... Except
- blocks. These block serve to catch exceptions raised within the scope of
the block, and to provide exception-recovery code.
Try ... Finally
- blocks. These block serve to force code to be executed irrespective of an
exception occurrence or not. They generally serve to clean up memory or close files
in case an exception occurs. The compiler generates many implicit Try ... Finally
blocks around procedure, to force memory consistency.