Re: c.d.theory glossary -- definition of "class"

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:36:00 -0500
Message-ID: <cbafp8$88t$>

"Tom Hester" <$$> wrote in message news:d07ad$40d8bf8b$45033832$
> Another way to put this is that in a metamodel 'object' is the more
> primitive concept and 'class' is defined in terms of object. So, class is
> descendant of object in the inheritance hierarchy for the metamodel.

OK, I guess I can see that perspective too. Can you point me to such a metamodel? How would you define class and object then? --dawn

> "Dawn M. Wolthuis" <> wrote in message
> news:cbac35$6h5$
> > "Tom Hester" <$$> wrote in message
> > news:1e2bb$40d8a0c7$45033832$
> > > Yeah but in most OO languages a class IS an object, after all.
> >
> > If we have multiple and competing definitions, then it would be good to
> > preface one or more of these with an adjective. Of course a class can
> an
> > object, just as a string can be, but that is somewhat beside the point
> since
> > we wouldn't define a digital video as something that can be an object
> > either. I don't know all OO languages -- in what way is a class an
> > rather than a specification from which an object can be created? --dawn
> >
> >
> Received on Wed Jun 23 2004 - 01:36:00 CEST

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