On Jan 1, 2006, at 11:42 AM, asplake wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Any good examples out there (I couldn't find any) of assert_throws?  I
> would love to know also why its first argument is a symbol...

I'm guessing you might be looking for Exception handling assertions.   
If so, you want:

assert_raised()
assert_nothing_raised()

assert_throws() is related to catch()/throw(), useful in Ruby for  
breaking out of nested constructs.

I hope that helps.

James Edward Gray II