Net::HTTP Exception Fix
Using Net::HTTP can lead to headaches when it comes to rescuing all the different kinds of exceptions it might raise.
This is a hotfix to give those common exceptions that pop up from Net:HTTP usage a shared parent exception class.
require 'net_http_exception_fix' begin response = Net::HTTP.get_response(uri) rescue Net::HTTPBroken => e ... end
Mad props to Tammer Saleh  and all the find folks on Stack Overflow  who confirmed my WTFness when it comes to handling Net::HTTP exceptions right.
Run the tests with
$ rake test
Currently this library is available with git from:
You can check out the latest source from git:
> git pull git://github.com/edward/net_http_exception_fix.git
From Ruby Gems
Installation from RubyGems
> gem install net_http_exception_fix
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