Austin Ziegler <austin / halostatue.ca> wrote in message news:<20041211319.014174 / PADD>...

> 
> I'm not sure you need either condition, really, as Ruby's iteratorrs
> tend to be far better in most circumstances.
> 
> -austin

Well, the idea of the continue block is to do more than a single
decrementing of a variable (else, indeed an iterator should indeed
suffice).  My example was just a dummy one.
The ensure example and the use of catch address both perl features
perfectly with the equivalent rubyisms.