Philip, try this:

> class SomeLongClassName
> def SomeLongClassName.method1
> ...
> end
> def SomeLongClassName.method2
> ...
> end
> end
> 
> is there some sort of shorthand like this:
> 
Class SomeLongClassName
  
  class << self

    def method1
      ...
    end

    def method2
      ...
    end

  end

end

Cheers, Hannes