Alexandru Popescu wrote:
> Ohhh... indeed I have tried using irb. Weird!

In irb, 'def foo; end' apparently creates a public method of the "main"
object:

irb(main):001:0> self
=> main
irb(main):002:0> def foo; puts "FOO"; end
=> nil
irb(main):003:0> self.foo
FOO
=> nil
irb(main):004:0> class << self; puts
(methods-private_methods).grep(/foo/); end
foo
=> nil

So the "top level" of irb differs from the normal top level of ruby.

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