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Returning a value on bad array reference?

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Quick question - is there a way to have a script return a preset value if a function calls an invalid array subscript {for example, if array $x is defined as range of three values, but something calls $x[7]}, rather than crashing outright? I know I can get around it with ifs and ubounds, but I'm wondering if there's a tidier way to catch those sorts of errors, especially if I'm not around to see when it does.

{side question - is there a way to timestamp when a script ends, whether normally or because of a critical error?}

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You would have to make sure your function checks for values that are out of bounds for the array you're referencing. As far as I know there's no other way.


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Alright, thanks.

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