Wes Gamble wrote:
> That's fine but I only want it executed ONCE the first time the class is 
> loaded.
> 
> I have a Rails application that creates a new INSTANCE of a controller 
> class every time a certain URL is requested.
> 
> All of the code that isn't in methods is being executed every time the 
> instance is created.


Maybe i don't understand but i think this is plain wrong:

class A
  puts "Hello"
end

100.times do
  a = A.new
end

#=> Hello

cheers

Simon