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robocodeboy2-Dec-13 1:53
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michaelbarb28-Nov-13 13:55
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I started with Wikipedia. I also looked in several other places. At the conversation shows there is considerable disagreement/confusion on what an object is. There is no confusion on what a class and instance are.

In total I think robocodeboy got it right. This opinion is base not only on this thread but also other research. There are several others in this thread that said similar things. Robocodeboy had the most complete statement but still missed one important point. In most object-oriented systems, Object is the base class from which all other classes are derived. It further reinforces everything robocodeboy said.

Most important, I was able to successfully argue the point with my professor. He conceded that object was an ambiguous term and now feels that the only proper terms are class and instance. Thanks all for the help.
So many years of programming I have forgotten more languages than I know.

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