Richard Roberts wrote:
> I'm glad not everyone thinks I'm mad!
> 
> Does anyone know a good way to simulate the C++ and Java behaviour in 
> ruby? I've tried various things, but to no avail (e.g. declaring them as 
> class-level instance variables in a private block, creating private 
> accessors etc).

  Write a C structure holding your variables (it doesn't even have to be
complex: a VALUE array should do). Apart from that, no solution. You
won't change easily a design feature of Ruby ;-)...

	Vince

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Vincent Fourmond, PhD student (not for long anymore)
http://vincent.fourmond.neuf.fr/