An object is an instance (or not)?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Wed Jan 28 00:12:20 CET 2015

On 27/01/2015 21:58, Mario Figueiredo wrote:
> In article <9a2cf6ca-2eb8-4a87-9e83-e87d90d5fe42 at>,
> andre.roberge at says...
>> **This is a follow up from a previous discussion in which it is argued
>> that the following code produces the correct error message terminology **
>> I pointed out to you that the word object WAS used correctly: hence, the correct terminology was used in that error message.
>> You are just wasting people's time.
> That is just rude!
> I'm still trying to understand what is the problem you are having with
> my post. Have you followed the previous thread? Is there anything you
> are not understanding?
> People were saying to me that in Python object = instance. I'm trying to
> argue why I believe it isn't and asking for arguments to convince me
> otherwise.
> And that's the best you can do?
> Python does imply that an object is an instance, btw. It is why I got
> that answer from more than one person. Or so they say.
> By referring to an instance of Sub as "Sub object", there's an implicit
> affirmation that an object is an instance.
> Bye.

Mario and Andre, when you have to write code to meet the deadline to get 
the stage payment, does either of your bosses really care whether or not 
you are dealing with an object, an instance, or a piece of dead meat 
dropped by the neighbour's cat?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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