> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lyle Johnson [mailto:lyle / users.sourceforge.net]
> Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 1:15 PM
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: Re: include Module::Constants - opinion question
> 
> 
> Berger, Daniel wrote:
> 
> > I recently installed the syslog module and I noticed that 
> it does something
> > rather nice - it allows you to do "include 
> Syslog::Constants" so that I can
> > avoid having to type "Syslog::" in front of all the 
> constant names.  Helps
> > with the carpal tunnel, and looks prettier.
> > 
> > I noticed that, by and large, most Ruby modules do *not* do this.
> > 
> > I have two questions.  First, should module authors add 
> this functionality
> > or are people worried too much about the possibility of 
> namespace collision?
> > Second, if that isn't a fear, should such functionality be 
> added to the Ruby
> > core modules?
> 
> How is this functionality different from just doing:
> 
>      include Syslog
> 
> Is it that you're wanting to only include the constants but not the 
> other stuff?

How do I do that for a core class, though?  If I want to shorten the IO
constants, I can't seem to do "include IO", because IO is a class and not a
module.  I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here, but I don't see it at
the moment. :(

Regards,

Dan