On 11/08/06, dblack / wobblini.net <dblack / wobblini.net> wrote:
> My main problem with "eigenclass" is that it's in German, whereas
> everything else in Ruby is in English.  I actually suggested "own
> class" a long time ago.  Eigenclass is basically a German translation
> of that.  I love German -- majored in it in college, even -- but
> "eigenclass" just strikes me as a bit joke-like or perhaps a bit
> pretentious.

'Eigen' is indeed German, but I've always seen the word as patterned
after the mathematical term 'eigenvector', which is used in English.

In any case, if it were really German, wouldn't it be 'Eigenklasse'? :-)

Paul.