On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 03:30:50PM +0900, Hal Fulton wrote:
> Mark Ericson wrote:
> >I'm curious why "class method" is being avoided?   It certainly seems
> >accurate and matches the use of class methods by languages such as 
> >Smalltalk
> >and Objective-C.
> 
> I think "class method" is used in our community, but it is considered
> a special case -- it's just a singleton method on an object which happens
> to be a class. A singleton method on an object which isn't a class --
> well, that obviously isn't a class method.

By the way . . . has anyone considered a name like "singular"?  What
about "ad lib" instead of "ad hoc"?

I've gotta say, though, that I'm partial to the descriptor "eigen".

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