elixir try catch

In Elixir, the try and catch keywords are used to handle exceptions. The try block is used to enclose a section of code that may raise an exception, while the catch block is used to handle the exception if it occurs.

Here is an example of how to use try and catch in Elixir:

try do
  # Code that may raise an exception
  raise "Oops, something went wrong!"
  # Exception handling code
  exception -> IO.puts "An exception occurred: #{exception}"

In this example, the raise function is used to deliberately raise an exception. If the exception is raised within the try block, the code execution will be transferred to the catch block. The exception variable in the catch block captures the raised exception, which can then be used for further processing or error handling.

It's important to note that in Elixir, exceptions are not used for flow control or error handling in the same way as in other languages. Instead, Elixir encourages the use of functional programming techniques and the with construct for error handling and control flow.

I hope this explanation helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.