Likewise, Class is not a class of real instances but a class of classes (namely, the class of all classes of real instances). Instantation could be renamed Class and Class renamed Type to avoid this. In that case, the members of Class would not be classes and the members of Type would not be types
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Now YOU can create your own wonderfully, deeply logically flawed science-fiction stories, just by employing the principles outlined in. .
Beettam and Geigen-Miller's 10 Laws of Bad Science Fiction
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Harry Potter in Ancient Greek (via snarkout)
My intention was to recreate a version of the book which would make sense to a Greek from any era up to the 4th century AD who had managed by some magical process (such as would only be taught only to very advanced students at Hogwarts!) to reach the 21st century. ..In other words a cultural transposition is involved, not just finding the words.
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I'm worried now; that first example about classes and instances actually made sense to me. From reading the extended quote I get the impression that it might have originally appeared in an article/whatever on how to write intelligible program code. Oh, the irony, the irony!
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at July 28, 2004 01:10 PM
"an unavoidable conflict of terminology..."
Posted by boynton at July 28, 2004 01:27 PM