On 28 Apr 2006, at 18:36, Bill Roberts wrote:

> I hope someone can help with this - I am a Ruby newbie.
>
> In my code I want to decide at runtime which type of object to create,
> based on a variable holding the name of the class.

It (may be) worth noting that because classes are "first class  
objects" in Ruby, you can reference the actual class's object with a  
variable, if you wish:

class MyClass; end
c = MyClass
c.new

... sorry if I'm pointing out the very obvious.

Cheers,
	Benj