On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 09:10:32PM +0900, Takaaki Tateishi wrote:
>   Matz proposed the better specification of class variable as follows.
>   He welcomes advice.
> 
>   (3) Substituting class variables *outside of method definitions* give a
>       warning. This is an early detection of the error like constants.

What do you mean by "substituting"?

>   (4) The scope of class variables is restricted only within the class/module.
>       All the subclasses can not access to those class variables.

Does this mean that class variables are no longer accessible to derived
classes?  Won't this break code?

Paul