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What is catch/throw ?

 
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Hey,
In Ruby, begin/rescue/ensure are the equivalents for Java's try/catch/finally.
Ruby has catch/throw constructs, what are these?
Thanks.
 
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http://ruby.activeventure.com/programmingruby/book/tut_exceptions.html
 
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For all practical purposes, you'll probably never catch or throw. begin/rescue/end is primarily used and it's idiomatic in Ruby to simply return null or other default value from a method in *some cases* where Java would choose to throw an exception.
 
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