----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mirian Crzig Lennox <mirian / cosmic.com>
To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 6:33 PM
Subject: [ruby-talk:16378] Re: other ways to create class instance?


> In article <3B22BD76.3E04270A / objectent.com>,
> Samantha Atkins <samantha / objectent.com> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I was fooling around with object persistence ideas in Ruby and
> >came to a question I haven't found an answer to yet.  How can I
> >create an instance of a class X without invoking X.new(...)? 
> >What I need is to be able to create an instance with the right
> >plumbing set up and hand set instance variables from data
> >retrieved for the persistent form of the object.  So how would
> >you do that?
> 
> Possibly the marshalling support in Ruby is what you're after. 

[snip]

Yes... also check out the PStore library.

Hal