>>Sorry, I'm coming from Java...
>
> Then you'll never know... *evil grin*

I knew I shouldn't have said that ;)


> Ok, class << x ... end is the singleton class of that instance.  You can
> use that to define methods for a certain instance only (in this case it's
> the class).  

> As a class is an object much like every other object, you can also define
> singleton methods for them

Ok, thanks!