Monday, January 16, 2012, 11:51:05 AM, you wrote:

BD> If Adam's response only confused you further: yes, it's a special
BD> case, reserved for rescue clauses - it assigns the exception raised to
BD> the `ex` variable.

BD> -- Matma Rex

Well, I'm guessing it caused him to scratch his head and prove to himself (and me) that it was unrelated to hashes.

I thank you for the clearer answer that "It's a special case."

Anyone point out in the documentation where it says that or is it something "you just have to know."?