Rob Muhlestein wrote:
> dblack / wobblini.net wrote:
> > You had me at "I generally avoid class variables" :-)
> > ...snip...
> > I love Ruby madly, but (or "therefore"? :-) I would be happy never to
> > see another class variable again.  The confusingness-to-usefulness
> > ratio is extremely high.
>
> David and gang, thanks for pulling me out of denial.
>
> [Here's a blog post about my facing reality, finally:
> http://rob.muhlestein.net/2007/01/ruby-class-variables-just-dont-go-there.html]

After reading the comments in the response it is probably worth
mentioning in this thread that class *variable* scope inheritance is
changing between 1.8 and 1.9/2.0 (as noted in the pickax). I ran an irb
confirmation of this and posted results there to make sure.