----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed / mail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: Class variables - a surprising result


> On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 04:23:12AM +0900, Michael Campbell wrote:
> > What do you mean by "not inherited"...  I'm sure you're correct, but I'm
> > confused:
>
> You're only confused because you're assuming I'm correct. :)  I
> was mistaken; I was thinking of other oddities with static members
> and inheritance.

Well, I think that in Java/C++ they're inherited but not shared.
In Ruby they're shared.

Of course, there's an ugly trick that gets around this... can anyone
guess it? David showed it to me once.

Hal

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