David A. Black wrote:
> OK... but could you do something else? :-) I don't mean that
> facetiously; I'm just not sure that having two ways to get at the Java
> class is worth having all the extra ::'s throughout so much Ruby code.
> But I don't know enough about the problem to know how it might have
> played out if . and :: had been fully differentiated in Ruby.

You can't do this with dots:

class java::lang::System
end

- Charlie