Here is what I want to do:

1) a client object makes a request for object "Foo" (user passes a 
String naming the class)
2) check to see if there is a class Foo in existance.
3) If No Foo is in existance, call a code generator that will generate 
Foo.rb
4) Construct a class Foo.

At the moment, I'm having problem with #2.  In Java, you can do 
Class.forName("Foo")  to see get a Class object for class Foo.  The ruby 
Class class doesn't seem to have this capability.  

Please help

David Corbin