[Simon Strandgaard <neoneye / adslhome.dk>, 2004-03-08 16.19 CET]
> On Tue, 09 Mar 2004 00:02:13 +0900, Carlos wrote:
> [snip] 
> > Maybe you should ask for a method #singleton for singleton classes,
> > that returns the object... ;)
> 
> I tried poking around with 'singleton'.. but no luck.
> Please give me some more hints.

No... it doesn't exist (as I know), but if it existed, you could
do what you are trying to do with

class << obj
  def init
    ...
  end

  singleton.init
end

This is why I said that maybe you should ask for it (to Matz). Sorry
for false expectations...