In article <1122130106.912486.45730 / g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, 
transfire / gmail.com says...
> I know there are plans to give Ruby private instance variables, but I'm
> wondering if there are any plans to provide the corresponding type of
> thing for methods, i.e. local instance methods. To clarify, a local
> instance method is a method that does not participate in the
> inheritance chain and is only callable from within the class it is
> defined.

How's that differ from a singleton method, which Ruby does have?

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