The exceptions field of the reference page consists of a list of
exception type names, each followed by a brief description of the
situation that causes that type of exception to be raised. The
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For input arguments, an exception will be raised if the argument isn't of the specified type.
For output arguments, an exception might be raised if the argument is nonvar, and not of the specified type. The generated value of the argument will be of the specified type.