Check

Check[expr,failexpr]
evaluates expr, and returns the result, unless messages were generated, in which case it evaluates and returns failexpr.

Check[expr,failexpr,{s1::t1,s2::t2,}]
checks only for the specified messages.

Check[expr,failexpr,"name"]
checks only for messages in the named message group.

DetailsDetails

  • Check has attribute HoldAll.
  • Check does not test for messages that have been switched off using Off, or by uses of Quiet that occur inside it.
  • The operation of Check is not affected by being enclosed inside Quiet.
  • In Check[expr,failexpr,"name"], possible named message groups are given by $MessageGroups.
  • Explicit message names of the form can be mixed with named message groups.

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Check only for specific messages:

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Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 2008
(7.0)