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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Classes and Instances

I was driving my wife and kids to the airport.

It's very interesting the type of questions that you get asked. Santo, aged Four and a half, asked "Why do pirates don't brush their teeth?". I parsed the interesting sentence construction, and answered with "Because they didn't have toothbrushes back then"

Kate, nearly three, asked "Do Ariels brush their teeth?". For those not in the know, Ariel is the main character in The Little Mermaid.

It struck me as interesting that Kate had converted the name of an Instance - "Ariel" into the name of a Class - "Ariels"

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