The class operator: a bridge between object and function exemplers

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Mon Nov 14 13:33:48 PST 2011

>>> 2. Credit to Russell Leggett for posting this idea (I'm pretty sure) as
>> Sorry to be petty about this – I suggested it in June:
> Sorry, I don't see class as the dual of new, or class as an operator there.
> True, others have previously proposed Class(...) or other helper functions. I'm not saying Russell came first, but I was struck by his post, meant to reply to it, and now see it in Allen's writeup. Thanks, Russell!

Yes, I feel embarrassed about that. I thought it was about the idea of object exemplars, but I’ve completely misread both Russell’s gist and Allen’s email.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
axel at


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