[mercury-users] question about error/1

Nicholas Nethercote njn at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jan 24 12:28:16 AEDT 2008

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Ralph Becket wrote:

>> When I call error/1, the program terminates with a message like this:
>>   Uncaught Mercury exception:
>>   Software Error: <message>
>> Is it possible to omit the "Uncaught Mercury exception: Software Error:"
>> bit?
> That's rather the point of error/1.  You just use throw/1 for other
> exceptions.

I just want to abort easily with a message of my choosing.  Instead I get a 
message of my choosing plus some other stuff, which will likely confuse 
users.  To avoid that confusion, I have to use 'try' + I/O, which is a 

In short, it would be nice to be able to abort with a message of my 

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