Florian Gross wrote:
> Lionel Thiry wrote:

>> I don't understand (and I'm quite surprised), what is the difference 
>> in terms of OO design between class variables, the @@a in the example 
>> above, and class instance variables, the @a in the example?
> 
> 
> Currently class variables are also shared between different classes that 
> are part of the same inheritance tree.
I ignored that. *doing some testing* My! You're right.

> IMHO this is a rarely needed 
> feature and you're better off using regular instance variables on the 
> class (and referring to them via self.class.var from an instance).

I totally agree.

Thanks a lot,
Lionel Thiry