What happens when you call the one method is it redefines the two  
INSTANCE METHOD at the class level (ie the context of instance method  
definition in the class), which means ALL objects are affected.

Why would you want to do this?

Julian.

On 06/02/2009, at 2:05 PM, Daly wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> If I have a class such as:
>
> class Example
>
>  def one
>    puts "one"
>
>    def two
>      puts "two inside one"
>    end
>  end
>
>  def two
>    puts "two inside Example"
>  end
>
> end
>
> And I do:
> e = Example.new
> e.one
> e.two
>
> I get, obviously:
> one
> two inside one
>
> What I don't understand is that if after that I do:
> f = Example.new
> f.two
>
> I still get:
> two inside one
>
> Since the two method in question is defined within one, doesn't it
> behave like a method on the object e? How can it override the two
> method outside for the f object?
>
> Thanks for your help in explaining this.
>