An object is an instance (or not)?

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Wed Jan 28 18:08:34 CET 2015


On Wed, Jan 28, 2015, at 01:59, Ben Finney wrote:
> You have no justification to claim that, and it's hostile and dismissive
> to claim it so assertively.

Sorry about that - I was tired and had just read through the whole
thread at once.

> I'll freely admit to finding “'Foo' object” ambiguous. It can reasonably
> be interpreted to mean either “a 'Foo' object” (⇒ “an object of class
> 'Foo'”), or “the 'Foo' object” (⇒ “the object referred to by the name
> 'Foo'”). The error message which inspired this thread needs improvement,
> as I've said already.

Most objects do not have an idea of their name, though. Assigning an
object to a new name doesn't change the object, either.



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