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- To: RPG@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- Subject: Re: Shared/local;class/instance
- From: Danny Bobrow <Bobrow.pa@Xerox.COM>
- Date: 29 Sep 87 10:29 PDT
- Cc: common-lisp-object-system@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- In-reply-to: Dick Gabriel <RPG@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU>'s message of 28 Sep 87 18:36 PDT
- Sender: Bobrow.pa@Xerox.COM
Therefore, I simply believe that :shared is a better name than
:class in terms of being intuitive.
The issue is what the pair of names should be; instance/class or
local/shared. I have argued on the basis of possible extensions that
we should use :instance and :class. Another argument is that instance
and class are used in Smalltalk with the same meanings. Hence people
who take a course in object oriented programming using Smalltalk will
not have to learn yet another isomorphic terminology.