Giles Bowkett wrote:
>>> Are you saying you _do_ want something like the example you gave?
>>>
>>> var = ARGV[0] || raise("Argument required")
>>>       
>> Yeah, because I'm not just a Rails programmer, so I know other
>> languages have merit too.
>>     
>
> Wait, sorry, that was lame of me.
>
>   

Yeah, I just wasn't sure what you wanted. Like a more object-oriented 
version or what.

Looks like abort wins the day, though.

var = ARGV[0] or abort "Arg required"

-Justin