Is there a method in Ruby that refers to the current instance of a class, in the way that
self always refers to an instance, but a class is itself an instance of
Class. In certain contexts
self will refer to such an instance.
class Hello # We are inside the body of the class, so `self` # refers to the current instance of `Class` p self def foo # We are inside an instance method, so `self` # refers to the current instance of `Hello` return self end # This defines a class method, since `self` refers to `Hello` def self.bar return self end end h = Hello.new p h.foo p Hello.bar
Hello #<Hello:0x7ffa68338190> Hello