>>>>> "G" == Gavin Kistner <gavin / refinery.com> writes:

G> (Do any methods exist in the core/standard which are so named, but 
G> which do not modify the receiver?)

svg% ri Kernel#exit!
----------------------------------------------------------- Kernel#exit!
     Process.exit!(fixnum=-1)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Exits the process immediately. No exit handlers are run. _fixnum_
     is returned to the underlying system as the exit status.

        Process.exit!(0)

svg% 



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