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    I find Ruby to be a really comfy language to use, both because it’s the first one I learned and so I already know where all the knobs are, and because it’s so malleable that you can easily do silly things like this, and as Gary Bernhardt said this is actually a result of how awesome Ruby is.

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      Thanks, it’s exactly as terrible as I was expecting :)

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        I’m sorry…

        Original work, public domain, with some help from this:

        require 'cgi'
        require 'shellwords'
        
        module StackOverflow
          def self.method_missing method, ex
            method = method =~ /=$/ ? method.to_s[0..-2] : method.to_s
            search = "[#{method.gsub('_', '-')}] #{ex.class}: #{ex.message}"
            escaped = CGI.escape(search)
            open_browser "https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=#{escaped}"
          end
        
          private
        
          def self.open_browser url
            if RbConfig::CONFIG['host_os'] =~ /mswin|mingw|cygwin/
              system ['start', url].shelljoin
            elsif RbConfig::CONFIG['host_os'] =~ /darwin/
              system ['open', url].shelljoin
            elsif RbConfig::CONFIG['host_os'] =~ /linux|bsd/
              system ['xdg-open', url].shelljoin
            end
          end
        end
        
        begin
          raise "lol"
        rescue => StackOverflow.ruby
        end
        
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          Oh you can do so much worse.

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            Oh, good, a way to search for errors when that gem inevitably throws!