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On Thu, 21 Apr 2005, gabriele renzi wrote:

> ah! this is something I always wanted to know, I've been always thinking on 
> the lines of "why are'nt method just defined in the object? do we need this 
> singleton class thing?"

Because of backwards-compatibility with C++/Java/Perl/Python programmers.

Most backwards-compatibility issues occur wrt the _programmers_ and 
not so much wrt the _programmes_.

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