Hi --

On Sat, 23 Aug 2003, Alan Chen wrote:

> dblack / superlink.net wrote in message news:<Pine.LNX.4.44.0308221317310.4913-100000 / candle>...
> > I can't help wondering why the term "static" is coming up so much.
>
> The "static" term comes from C++ and/or Java where it declares
> a variable which is a single instance of that variable, scoped
> to the class, with access properties passed by inheritance to the
> children.

Just to clarify: I know the term, and where it comes from (at least,
the proximate source, namely C++ and Java) -- it's the relevance to
Ruby that I'm examining and wondering about, for the reasons in my
earlier post.


David

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