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Wilson Bilkovich

[PATCH] Exception.subclasses fails with syntax error

Reported by Wilson Bilkovich | June 5th, 2010 @ 09:28 PM

Here is an example of the failure:

The problem is that 'fatal' is one of the subclasses of Exception. It has a name ('fatal'), and therefore the current implementation of 'subclasses' on 2-3-stable tries to run 'defined?(::fatal)', which is not valid syntax on any version of Ruby.

Patch is against 2-3-stable, since 3.0 uses a different (better) technique.

I chose to special-case 'fatal' since it isn't like there are a lot of lower-cased classes floating around out there.

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