Annotated Exception (a la Ruby Treasures)


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Anyone remember Ruby Treasures? Well I was browsing thru some old Ruby
Treasures code (written by Paul B. BTW) and I came across a couple
implementations for adding annotations to Exceptions. These worked by
wrapping special blocks around a raise call. The syntax of those
implemenations didn’t come off well though, but I started wondering if
something like that would be useful if it were part of the ‘begin’ call
instead. Eg.

def foo
begin ‘playing with Ruby’
# . . .
begin ‘doing some silly things’
# . . .
raise RuntimeError
end
end
end

Resulting in somthing like:

=> test.rb:7 RuntimeError: RuntimeError
began – doing some silly things
began – playing with Ruby
from test.rb:2:in `foo’
from test.rb:2

Just a thought,

T.