Hi,

In message "Re: [ETYMOLOGY] - Sterile Classes / Sterile Meta Classes"
    on Mon, 9 May 2005 05:18:05 +0900, Hal Fulton <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> writes:

|If we use such an adjective, I would favor something like:
|
|   - unique
|   - individual
|   - solitary

Others proposed (forgive me for not mentioning your names, pals):

    - singular
    - solo
    - particular
    - self
    - ideoclass
    - uniclass
    - instance
    - custom
    - tailored
    - lone
    - distinct
    - specific
    - customized
    - changed
    - expanded
    - crafted
    - decorated
    - tailored
    - adapted
    - adjusted
    - transformed
    - modified

I think a few of them pass the test.  For example, I like the word
"specific", but the term "specific class" seems to have different
implication in the English language.  The "instance class" may cause
confusion with the term "instance method".

So if I choose from above, candidates would be:

  - individual class / individual method (sounds nice; I don't think
    of any confusion by the term; not sure how English speakers feel,
    but I think I can trust Hal)
  - uniclass (totally new term for new idea)
  - singleton class / singleton method (yes, I still believe in
    context ;-)

Thank you for participating.  We are still open.

							matz.