On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 03:47:33AM +0900, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> In message "Re: Class variables - a surprising result"
>     on 03/08/22, "Bennett, Patrick" <Patrick.Bennett / inin.com> writes:
> 
> |In most languages (C++, Java, Delphi, etc.), class variables (static's)
> |are scoped by the *class*, not the entire inheritance chain.
> 
> As far as I know, C++ and Java do not have class variables.  They have
> static member variables, 

.. . . which are not inherited, which is why it is surprising to many
that  Ruby's @@variables are inherited.

-Mark