return_bang implements non-local exits for methods. As a bonus, you also get exception handling that ignores standard Ruby's inflexible begin; rescue; ensure; end syntax.
Use return_bang to exit back to a processing loop from deeply nested code, or just to confound your enemies and your friends! What could possibly go wrong?
Implements non-local exits for methods
Named and stack-based exit points, go exactly where you need to be
Full exception handling support through raise!, rescue! and ensure!
Ignores pesky ensure, rescue and require blocks for when you really, really need to return
Not enough use of continuations
require 'return_bang/everywhere' def some_method deeply_nested # never reached end def deeply_nested return! end return_here do some_method end # resumes here
“you'll wind up with your cock in /dev/null somehow” – slyphon
“Haha! Right! This skips ensure… SO EVIL
“This is so evil that 6 def test_… have turned into: 16 tests, 65 assertions, 18 failures, 7 errors” – drbrain
sudo gem install return_bang
After checking out the source, run:
$ rake newb
This task will install any missing dependencies, run the tests/specs, and generate the RDoc.
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Copyright © Eric Hodel
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