Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:14459] Overloading Constructors."
    on 01/05/01, "Florian G. Pflug" <fgp / phlo.org> writes:

|Can I derive Classes from Classes defined in a c-extension of ruby (such as
|the mysql - library)?

Not all c-extensions call "initialize" from their "new" method.  This
style is relatively new, so that many extensions are in transition.

Ask their maintainers to "add rb_obj_call_init() to new method".
It's recommended style anyway.

							matz.