How to bail out of a nested function?

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Jan 12, 2019

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Dear all,

In the good old days of 'large computers' I had an Exit routine which allowed me to terminate a Fortran program and return to the OS without the need to maintain a return chain to the top of the program structure.

I'm really missing such a thing in ESTK (or elsewhere in JS). Condition in this script can be entered only if the script has been started in ESTK - not via the menu in FM (menu appears only if document is active). So the situation may not be that dramatically - because a person doing so must be at least (as I am) somewhat familiar with ESTK and know how to proceed. Nevertheless I'm looking out for principle escape function.

Throwing an error

function IniFMGraph () {

var oDoc = app.ActiveDoc;

  if (!oDoc.ObjectValid()) {  // may be just the Welcome screen, but no FM document

    alert ("IniFMGraph\nNo active document!\nCan not place a diagram.", "FMgraph [DDD]", false);

    throw new Error ("Script stopped");



opens ESTK at that place and uses the status line for a message.

Is there a 'catch' method for the upper-most function (main) - or even a method to leave the script without further cluttering the screen?

I do not have a deep enough knowledge of event handlers...

Any ideas?








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