I understand that methods defined at the top-level, not in any class,
become methods of the class Object. Pickaxe 2 says in its discussion
of the top-level environment (page 293 in my paper copy) “we’re
actually creating (private) instance methods for class Object”. I
think the “(private)” part is wrong because I can invoke top-level
methods using a receiver, which I shouldn’t be able to do for private
Here’s an example.
def foo; puts ‘in foo’; end
class Bar; end
bar = Bar.new
Am I misunderstanding this?