In article <9f0u7n$v3l$1 / trantor.cosmic.com>,
Mirian Crzig Lennox <mirian / cosmic.com> wrote:
>Does Ruby support anything like Java's packages for partitioning
>the class name namespace?  I understand that you can embed classes
>within other classes, but is that the canonical way of doing so?


modules are used to create new namespaces in Ruby.  I could type in some 
examples, but the chaper on modules (chapter 9) in the online Pickaxe book 
explains it well:

http://www.rubycentral.com/book/tut_modules.html

Phil