I'd really like class methods so that my classes can carry their factory methods around with them, and so that these factories can be selectively overridden in derived classes.
Without a concrete example it's risky to guess, but that sounds more like class static (in C++ terms) methods to me. "class methods" in *this* thread is being used in a Smalltalk sense (because it's Thomas Heller's thread, and he made clear that he doesn't want C++-style class statics). And, yes, without a concrete example, it's risky to guess what that means too <wink>.
expecting-a-long-thread-full-of-misinterpreted-words-ly y'rs - tim