On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 03:33:04 +0900, Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / path.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> It's just one of those gotchas that keeps coming up. A similar one is
> 
>    Thread.abort_on_exception = true
> 
> (otherwise threads die silently on unhandled exceptions).

You don't always want to do that, since you can recover the unhandled
exception that terminated a thread via Thread#join or Thread#value
and some libraries rely on this.

-mental