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I have seen this and used it in the past. I am less likely to use this but it still gets the job done! And much smaller. Thanks for your feedback.


Sure! First I'd like to say that I find nothing wrong with your solution. I just prefer to avoid using try/catch as a way to soak up possible errors unless I plan on dealing with those errors.

I use try/catch when intentionally handling errors that would be thrown. Example borrowed from Mozilla for lack of valid example off top of head.

try {
  myroutine(); // may throw three types of exceptions
} catch (e) {
  if (e instanceof TypeError) {
    // statements to handle TypeError exceptions
  } else if (e instanceof RangeError) {
    // statements to handle RangeError exceptions
  } else if (e instanceof EvalError) {
    // statements to handle EvalError exceptions
  } else {
    // statements to handle any unspecified exceptions
    logMyErrors(e); // pass exception object to error handler

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