An object is an instance (or not)?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Wed Jan 28 10:16:46 CET 2015

Ned Batchelder wrote:

> Do you have a reference that defines these terms?

*A* reference is not sufficient. It has to be a reference which all other 
references agree with.

I'll be kind, and lower the requirement to one where *the majority* of other 
references agree. The OP still won't find one :-)

Or perhaps that should be a sad face smiley :-( How much time we would all 
save if academics and language designers would only stick to a single 
consistent terminology across all languages.


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