In article <3C8E2BA6.5070008 / semantico.com>,
Peter Hickman  <peter / semantico.com> wrote:
>The one thing I miss in Ruby is the abstract class method to go along 
>with public and private. I know it is easy to work around by having the 
>default abstract class simply raise an exception but would it be 
>difficult to implement this as part of Ruby?
>

public, private and protected are methods defined in Module perhaps one 
could define an abstract method in Module as well that would raise an 
exception if a method defined as abstract is called on the class.

Phil