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error routine

error routine Any routine within a program that is entered as a result of some error condition having been detected. The actions taken by such a routine will be dependent upon the reliability requirements that the program is expected to meet and upon the strategy for error analysis and recovery. A typical error routine might simply produce an error message (i.e. a message that reports the occurrence of an error) or it might attempt to diagnose the cause of the error or attempt to recover so that normal operation can continue.

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