Question regarding ranges

I'm in the process of trying to understand how to generate ranges, and I'm having trouble understanding what each method does within the following class (Source):

Code Ruby:

class Xs # represent a string of 'x's
include Comparable
attr :length
def initialize(n)
@length = n
end
def succ
Xs.new(@length + 1)
end
def <=>(other)
@length <=> other.length
end
def to_s
sprintf "%2d #{inspect}", @length
end
def inspect
'x' * @length
end
end
r = Xs.new(3)..Xs.new(6) #=> xxx..xxxxxx
r.to_a #=> [xxx, xxxx, xxxxx, xxxxxx]
r.member?(Xs.new(5)) #=> true

The two I'm having particular trouble understanding are the succ & inspect methods.