Check to see if a function finishes

I am not sure how to word this, so please be patient.  I am probably thinking about this wrong.  How do I make sure that a function that I wrote finishes with no errors before moving on?  I am really looking to know if when I call a function and then have some processing to do after that function that it finished without problems.  Like I said I probably know how to do this, but I just cannot put my finger on it right now.

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You would do something like:

function test () {
   <something that might fail>
  if (<it failed>)
   return 0;
  return 1;

if (test())
   echo 'It worked';
  echo 'It failed';

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Hi, i agree with philetaylor, but if your function returns something other than '0' or '1' you could try something like this:

function test(){
     //Does something
     //Returns something

$testVar = test();
      //it worked
      //it didn't work

hope it helps :)
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