On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM, Marc Chanliau <marc.chanliau / gmail.com> wrote:
> In Ruby it seems you can instantiate a class inside the class itself or
> outside.

that's ok, if you want to be my-class-centric rather than ruby's main
centric. downside is, you cannot create instances of your
class-centric class  outside without invoking your class-centric
instances inside that class-centric class. in short, you're losing
some ease-of-use features. but hey, maybe that is what you want and
have a use for it, and ruby happily does not prevent you :)

> What is the accepted convention?

this is ruby. either there are no rules nor convention, or there are many :)

best regards -botp