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Does every class have an initialize method, and if so, does every class you create require one?
The title explains it.
Kourosh Raeen23,733 Points
An initialize method is not a requirement for a ruby class. You can still instantiate a class that doesn't have the method. However, if you write one then it will be executed every time you create a new instance of the class.