On Dec 4, 2007, at 11:08 AM, MonkeeSage wrote:

> raise/fail don't have perl compatibility...they print nasty stuff
> about errors and what-not. In perl, "die" just prints a message and
> dies (how suprising). If you really want something equiv. to the perl,
> you'll have to write your own #die or do something more extensive.

$ qri Kernel#abort
----------------------------------------------------------- Kernel#abort
      abort
      Kernel::abort
      Process::abort
------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Terminate execution immediately, effectively by calling
      Kernel.exit(1). If msg is given, it is written to STDERR prior to
      terminating.

James Edward Gray II