raise <exception_name> when <condition>; was proposed and rejected during the 95 revision. I don't know whether return <expression> when <condition>; was proposed or not. I understand and agree with the philosphy of not piling on a lot of low pay-off features, but I always wondered why this one was rejected. It seems to be a nice readability enhancement, not a degradation. It certainly can't be hard to implement after "exit when" is debugged. But it's not a big issue for me. If it was in there, I would have used it a lot (in fact, I _tried_ to follow the revision process, but I missed the fact that this was dropped, and therefore actually tried to use it a few times before getting it through my head that it's "not Ada"