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How do I get PHP5's Exception Handling to catch a fatal error?

Last weekend I decided to install
Apache 2.0.53-win32-x86-no_ssl
PHP 5.0.3
Smarty 2.6.7
MySQL essential-4.1.10-win32

I have Apache up (Port 80 blocked at the router and firewall!) and I
have got
Smarty working. I haven't got around to installing MySQL. I am now in
chapter 8 'Error and Exception Handling' of
"Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL: From Novice to Professional", by W. Jason
pub. Apress. I tried example Listing 8-1. Raising an Exception:
$smarty = new Smarty;

$smarty->template_dir='C:\php5\includes\smarty\templates\\ ';
$smarty->compile_dir='C:\php5\includes\smarty\templates_c\ \';

//Example 8.1
try {
$conn = mysql_connect("localhost1","webuser","secret");
if (! $conn) {
throw new Exception("Could not connect");
catch (Exception $e
) {
echo "Error (File: ".$e->getFile().", line ".$e->getLine()."):

Note that in the book, on the echo statement, the $e-> was missing from
getFile(). I went ahead and added it.

Cutting to the chase, when I ran the above nothing happened. I checked
log and saw the following:

[27-Feb-2005 11:33:59] PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function
mysql_connect() in
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\example81.php on line 13

I commented out everything in the try block except the throw statement
reran. It worked as expected. How do I get PHP to catch fatal errors?

BTW, error_reporting = E_ALL

--Thank you,
--Mike Jr.

Jul 17 '05 #1
1 13491
Mike wrote:
How do I get PHP to catch fatal

You can only catch non-fatal errors. Fatal errors will always stop the
script because of their severity. Compare it with Java, which will stop
compiling when fatal errors occur...

Jul 17 '05 #2

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