Hi,

In message "Re: rescue *[]"
    on 04/01/30, Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / PATH.Berkeley.EDU> writes:

|How do you get the behavior your describe ("nothing should be rescued"), 
|_except_ by using the *[] trick?

The *[] trick is the only way (I think) for "nothing should be
rescued".  But I guess it's OK, since virtually no one want to handle
zero exception in rescue clause.

|I still don't see why *[] should behave differently for rescue than for 
|methods.

  * method without argument is common.
  * rescue without capturing exception is *very* uncommon.
  * but it is still reasonable to leave *[] as nothing for
    consistency's sake.

							matz.