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The while continue block does not enforce error handling. #957

bheads opened this Issue Apr 26, 2018 · 0 comments


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bheads commented Apr 26, 2018

The While continue does not enforce error handling.
Also (not really a bug) but you cannot break the loop from the continue, but that maybe intended.

Sample code that should fail (but compiles and runs in an infinite loop):

const warn = @import("std").debug.warn;

const Range = struct {
    data: [10]i32,
    index: i32,

    pub const Error = error{EmptyRange};

    pub fn init() Range {
        var r = Range{
            .data = undefined,
            .index = 0,

        for ( |*value, i| {
            value.* = @intCast(i32, i) + 1;
            r.index = @intCast(i32, i);
        return r;

    pub fn empty(self: *Range) bool {
        return self.index < 0;

    pub fn front(self: *Range) Error!i32 {
        if (self.empty()) return Error.EmptyRange;
        return[@intCast(usize, self.index)];

    pub fn popFront(self: *Range) Error!void {
        if (!self.empty()) return Error.EmptyRange; // << intential BUG, always returns an error
        self.index -= 1;

pub fn main() void {
    var r: Range = Range.init();
    while (!r.empty()) : (r.popFront()) { // << popFront is returning an error here (try does work okay here when main returns !void)
        //while(!r.empty()) : (r.popFront() catch |e| { break; }) { // <<< error: break expression outside loop
        warn("{} ", r.front() catch |e| {

@andrewrk andrewrk added this to the 0.3.0 milestone Apr 28, 2018

@andrewrk andrewrk added the bug label Apr 28, 2018

@andrewrk andrewrk modified the milestones: 0.3.0, 0.4.0 Sep 3, 2018

@andrewrk andrewrk closed this in 4a5cd0b Mar 16, 2019

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