Ok, "rescue Exception" gives the behavior I was looking for from "rescue".  That's easy
enough.

  Mark  (scurrying off to fix eval.rb ... :-)


Dave Thomas wrote:
...

> It still raises the exception, it's just that the hierarchy changed
> somewhat, so that ScriptError is now longer a subclass of
> StandardError.
>
>   begin
>     eval "grumpy old code"
>   rescue
>     puts "not here"
>   rescue ScriptError => e
>     puts "but here: #{e}"
>   end
>
> =>
>
>   but here: (eval):1: undefined local variable or method `code' for #<Object:0x40197d30>
>
> Regards
>
> Dave