2 related questions: I noticed that in some of the blocks in the graph there are more branches that I would expect. These are not jump tables yes I see, e.g. 3 possible branches. How come? The 2nd issues, which may be related is what does the “try{“ comment mean? enter image description here

or this: enter image description here

  • these are due to exception handling.
    – newgre
    Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 11:06
  • Only ask 1 question per post.
    – user202729
    Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 14:14
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    @user202729 Those are two side-effects of the same behavior. Those two questions are well to be together.
    – NirIzr
    Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 18:13

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IDA is able to parse exception handling tables at least for Visual C++. It annotates the code blocks referenced in the table with the try comments, and also annotates the exception handling code with a comment like "exception handler for try block at XXX". I tend to not use graph view, so I can only guess that the extra edges in the flow graph point from the try block to exception handling blocks.

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