[rspec-users] class << self considered harmful... really?

Wes Gamble weyus at att.net
Tue Nov 25 13:27:35 EST 2008


Scott Taylor wrote
>>
>> I'd be interested, however, in hearing about the benefits of opening 
>> the eigenclass to define class methods (apart from ease in searching, 
>> which may be best handled with ctags).
>
> Grouping and private methods.
Potentially dumb question:

As far as private class methods, could you do

private
  def self.blah
    ...
  end

to get private class methods, or does private not work on class methods 
in this way?

Wes


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