> I can't catch it even with rescue Object... wow. That's not surprising. Malformed regexps are a *parse* time error. Parsing is what builds the Annotated Syntax Tree which Ruby runs. No Ruby code can be executed until the AST has been built, i.e. the whole file has been parsed successfully, and that includes your exception handler of course. The same applies to other structural errors, such as mismatched parentheses or 'end' statements. If you put the code into another file and load it using 'require' or 'load', then you can catch the error: $ cat a.rb regexp = /[/ $ cat b.rb begin require 'a' rescue SyntaxError puts "Darn." end $ ruby b.rb Darn.
on 2007-06-28 11:38