How to fail initialize


#1

I would like to know the correct way to fail the creating of an object.
I would return a NULL in c/c++ but returning a nil does not to seem to
work correctly i.e.

if(obj) then do stuff

OR

if(obj != nil) then do stuff

New to Ruby if you couldn’t guess.

Jim.


#2

On Sat, 17 Feb 2007, Jim wrote:

New to Ruby if you couldn’t guess.

def initialize
raise
end

the code is easier to work with if it either returns valid results, or
raises
an exception - i removes the burden of testing return values in the
client
code.

kind regards.

-a


#3

Thanks for quick response, I decided to do error testing before creating
object thus removing the problem, I find exception handling messy.

Thanks,
Jim.