Farrel Lifson wrote:

> class Parent
> def useful(parameters)
> #Do stuff
> end
> end
> class Child < Parent
> def useful(parameters)
> super(parameters)
> # Do more stuff..
> end
> end
> 

That's what I was looking for, altough it's a strange use of the super
keyword. 
(James Edward Gray II: you were right about the Child < Parent part, I
forgot to include it in my example.)
Another question: I am a bit confused by other responses in this thread. Say
I use the following code:

class Parent
        def somemethod
        end
        def overrideme(param)
        end
end

class Child < Parent
        def overrideme(param)
                # do stuff
                super(param)
                somemethod
        end
end

The somemethod call in Child#overrideme works. Some posts in this thread
seem to say this impossible?

Bart (still learning ruby and starting to love it!)