Thanks for the reply Fou-Lu.
I am able to see all exceptions raised from try/catch, so no problem there.
I want to get the last PHP error in my view, e.g. Notice: Using non-existent variable etc.
get_last_error() works if I put it in the view that has the error, but doesn't see the error if I use get_last_error() in the layout or in a view helper.
I think it is a visibility/scope issue, and wonder if there is a specific Zend class I should be calling to get the last simple syntax or other general error.
Thanks in advance for any time-saving help.