Problems with Const in VBScript Class?

Ok, I'm trying to be a "good" programmer by following the rules my professors drilled into my head years ago.  I'm currently writing some administration scripts in VBScript and have encapsulated a lot of my code into various classes.  Now I'm running to a problem when I declare a Const in the class, it gives me: "Syntax Error (800A03EA) Compilation Error" right at the point of declaring the Const.  It doesn't matter if I create it as a Private or Public Const.

I'm betting if I change them to variables they'll work, but I'd rather stay away from that since I've been doing a good job of keeping the code clean so far.  Is there a problem in VBScript that prevents declaring a Const in a class?  If so, is there a work-around outside of using variables?
CiQuatAsked:
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d0zerzCommented:
This page seems to suggest that in VBScript 5.0 there's a bug that prevents constants from being delcared in classes:

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum47/680.htm

if you're concerned with good code (that's a good thing), assuming this guy is right in asserting that the const/class thing is a bug... just declare the variable as private to only access it through class methods..  That way you can ensure that the variable will never be touched (assuming you're the only one working on the class and you're not sloppy in accidentally assigning it)
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CiQuatAuthor Commented:
Thank you d0zerz.  I'm also interested if anyone has found a workaround for Const (besides using class-private variables, as I was forced to do).
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CiQuatAuthor Commented:
Well, I guess no one has anything to add.  Awarding points.
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