On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 22:23 +0200, Marcus Gnaß wrote:
> Robert Cummings wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 12:56 +0200, Marcus Gnaß wrote:
> >> Tom Worster wrote:
> >>> there's a control structure i wish php had: a simple block that you can
> >>> break out of, e.g.
> >>
> >> As Maarten pointed out you could use a function. Another alternative is
> >> to use Exceptions which might be the most proper way to do it.
> > 
> > That seems like an abuse of exceptions. But then we're already abusing
> > loops. I just don't think one could say it's the proper way to do it :)
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Rob.
> Why do you think it's an abuse of exceptions? If I have a block of code
> which I expect to run from the beginning to the end and I discover a
> situation wher its not appropriate to continue this block of code I is
> what I would call an exception. Exception don't have to be errors or
> such. It's just a special situation ...

While exceptions can certainly be used in this context and in a valid
manner, there's a fine line between an exception and a condition. The OP
was processing code that didn't appear exceptional, he was merely
managing flow control of the logic. This is a condition, not an

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