Isiah Meadows isiahmeadows at
Tue Feb 13 11:30:45 UTC 2018

If you did `else` before `catch`/`finally`, that'd solve your problem. ;-)

The catch with `finally` (no pun intended) is this: does/should it
execute *before* or *after* else?

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On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:48 AM, Alan Plum <me at> wrote:
> Yikes, thanks for pointing that out. I guess this could be resolved by having a lower precedence for `catch/else` than `if/else` or by enforcing the sequence `try/else/catch` (as `try` without `catch` or `finally` is a syntax error).
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018, at 2:06 AM, Waldemar Horwat wrote:
>> On 02/08/2018 06:50, Alan Plum wrote:
>> > I realise there is some ambiguity in using the else keyword for this (though I can't think of a meaningful opposite of "catch" either).
>> Indeed.  You can't use 'else' without breaking existing behavior.  For example:
>> if (foo) try {...} catch (e) {...} else {...}
>>      Waldemar
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