FEEDBACK WANTED: Type/class unification

Martin Sjögren martin at
Thu Aug 2 09:34:17 CEST 2001

On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 06:25:29PM +0200, Christian Tanzer wrote:
> "Andrew Dalke" <dalke at> wrote:
> > What's wrong with 'klass'?  Other than that it looks either
> > like a typo or like German.  Several of the standard libraries
> > use 'klass' when refering to a class and I've seen code outside
> > the std. library using 'klass' as well.  Whereas 'cls' is less
> > frequently used in the std. library to hold a class, but I've
> > not seen external uses of that name for that purpose elsewhere.
> `klass` is broken German <wink>. Might be correct Dutch, though. To me
> it seems wrong to use a non-english token in a programming languages
> using English for all other names.

It's correct Swedish =) What's wrong with using Swedish variable names? Oh
wait, I forgot, I don't do that myself!


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