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Exceptionist - Force your application to crash

Want to force your Rails 3 application to respond with a certain HTTP status code? Just call

to let the application crash, or call

for a nice'n'nifty precondition failed.


Simply install via

$ gem install exceptionist

or when using Bundler, add the line

# Gemfile
gem 'exceptionist'

to your Gemfile and call

$ bundle install

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright (c) 2010 Thorsten Böttger. See LICENSE for details.

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