Exception: NameError

Inherits:
StandardError show all
Defined in:
error.c,
error.c

Overview

Raised when a given name is invalid or undefined.

puts foo

raises the exception:

NameError: undefined local variable or method `foo' for main:Object

Since constant names must start with a capital:

Fixnum.const_set :answer, 42

raises the exception:

NameError: wrong constant name answer

Direct Known Subclasses

NoMethodError

Defined Under Namespace

Classes: message

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods inherited from Exception

#==, #backtrace, #backtrace_locations, #cause, #exception, exception, #inspect, #message, #set_backtrace, #to_s

Constructor Details

#new(msg[, name]) ⇒ Object

Construct a new NameError exception. If given the name parameter may subsequently be examined using the NameError.name method.


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# File 'error.c', line 1000

static VALUE
name_err_initialize(int argc, VALUE *argv, VALUE self)
{
    VALUE name;

    name = (argc > 1) ? argv[--argc] : Qnil;
    rb_call_super(argc, argv);
    rb_iv_set(self, "name", name);
    return self;
}

Instance Method Details

#nameString?

Return the name associated with this NameError exception.

Returns:


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# File 'error.c', line 1018

static VALUE
name_err_name(VALUE self)
{
    return rb_attr_get(self, rb_intern("name"));
}