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Errors and Exceptions

  • Error is PHP inbuilt whereas Exceptions are thrown. Exceptions are objects and unhandled is fatal
  • Types of errors
  1. Compile Time Errors - Cannot be trapped
  2. Fatal Errors - Cannot be trapped
  3. Recoverable Errors - Can be handled
  4. Warnings - Do not halt execution
  5. Notices - Do not halt execution
  • Error reporting tells what errors to report and display_errors and log_errors will tell how to report
  • @ - Error control operator
  • Instead of writing try catch blocks throughout the code you can write set_error_handler("fn"); with the function fn being passed the error parameters. This function will handle all errors as exceptions


function customError($errno, $errstr)

  • Exception is the base class provided by PHP and we can extend it
  • Throw throws an exception
  • PHP allows us to define a “catch-all” function that is automatically called whenever an exception is not handled. This function is set up by calling set_exception_handler():

function handleUncaughtException($e)


echo $e->getMessage();


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by VinodSebastian

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