Hi --

On Sat, 18 Aug 2007, Phrogz wrote:

> On Aug 17, 8:22 am, Xavier Noria <f... / hashref.com> wrote:
>> Can anyone explain whether there's a direct relationship between the
>> "singleton" in "singleton pattern" and the "singleton" in "singleton
>> class"?
>
> There is not. It's an unfortunate name collision that can confuse
> those new to the language and terminology. (It certainly confused me
> for a while.) If you search the archives, you will see a LOT of
> discussion over renaming "singleton class" to something else.
>
> I even started a page on the RubyGarden wiki to help collect and
> discuss the various proposals, but that seems not to be working now.
>
> http://rubygarden.org:3000/Ruby/page/show/RenamingSingletonClass

You can get there now:

   http://rubygarden.org/Ruby/page/show/RenamingSingletonClass

Or just peruse /usr/share/dict/words :-)


David

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