Forum: Ruby how to fail initialize

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Ff3635572d361dae487231cef1e726c1?d=identicon&s=25 Jim (Guest)
on 2007-02-16 16:15
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


if(obj != nil) then do stuff

New to Ruby if you couldn't guess.

Cb48ca5059faf7409a5ab3745a964696?d=identicon&s=25 unknown (Guest)
on 2007-02-16 16:21
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2007, Jim wrote:

> New to Ruby if you couldn't guess.

   def initialize

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

kind regards.

Ff3635572d361dae487231cef1e726c1?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Bob (jimbob)
on 2007-02-16 16:36
Thanks for quick response, I decided to do error testing before creating
object thus removing the problem, I find exception handling messy.

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