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Old   March 4, 2017, 07:31
Default What is the difference between abort and exit on error
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In the sources of OpenFOAM we find

Code:
exit(FatalError);
as well as

Code:
abort(FatalError);
The definition of both functions in $FOAM_SRC/OpenFOAM/db/error/error.C seems very similar to me. So maybe I am missing something.

Is there a rule of thumb when to use which?

What I already can tell is this:
  • Abort prints the call stack
  • Exit always returns 1 as return value to the Terminal (check with
    Code:
    echo $?
    )
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