<dblack / candle.superlink.net> wrote in message
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<snip> "or fail" won't work the way "or die" does in Perl; you need to
> rescue, because you're catching an exception (not just branching on a
> false return value).  Something like:
>
>   f = File.open("blah") rescue fail "That did not work"
>
Will that actually work? All the docs (pickaxe, nutshell) I have read all
show it in a begin/end statment. Is there another tome I am needing?

Bob