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6.1.5 assert

Usage:

   assert <expr>

Check that a boolean expression is true for each row. If the expression <expr> does not evaluate true for any row of the table, execution terminates with an error. As long as no error occurs, the output table is identical to the input one.

The exception generated by an assertion violation is of class uk.ac.starlink.ttools.filter.AssertException although that is not usually obvious if you are running from the shell in the usual way.

Syntax for the <expr> argument is described in Section 10.


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STILTS - Starlink Tables Infrastructure Library Tool Set
Starlink User Note256
STILTS web page: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/stilts/
Author email: m.b.taylor@bristol.ac.uk
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