Forum: Ruby New Singleton Class Word-of-the-Month ;-)

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45196398e9685000d195ec626d477f0e?d=identicon&s=25 Trans (Guest)
on 2007-01-23 18:53
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This months word:

  quin·tes·sence

>From Merriam-Webster:

  Main Entry: quin·tes·sence
  Pronunciation: kwin-'te-s&n(t)s
  Function: noun
  Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French quinte essence, from
Medieval Latin quinta essentia, literally, fifth essence
  1 : the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy
that permeates all nature and is the substance composing
   the celestial bodies
  2 : the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form
  3 : the most typical example or representative <the quintessence of
calm>
  - quin·tes·sen·tial /"kwin-t&-'sen(t)-sh&l/ adjective
  - quin·tes·sen·tial·ly adverb

Seriously though, what was the concensus (and matz your take) on Dave
Thomas' idea, and the related term #customization and the #customize
method?

Thanks,
T.
852a62a28f1de229dc861ce903b07a60?d=identicon&s=25 Gavin Kistner (phrogz)
on 2007-01-23 19:30
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Trans wrote:
> This months word:
>
>   quin·tes·sence

a) LOL @ your topic :)
b) Too long

>   3 : the most typical example or representative <the quintessence of
> calm>

c) The most typical example or representative of an instance is its
class, IMO; the eigenclass (I'm trying to get used to the word since
Matz is leaning that way) is a special case.
A0ff85672de505e7bfa2fe17e85581cc?d=identicon&s=25 Paulus Esterhazy (Guest)
on 2007-01-24 12:26
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Phrogz schrieb:
 > Trans wrote:
 >> This months word:
 >>
 >>   quin·tes·sence
 >
 > a) LOL @ your topic :)
 > b) Too long
 >
 >>   3 : the most typical example or representative <the quintessence
of
 >> calm>
 >
 > c) The most typical example or representative of an instance is its
 > class, IMO; the eigenclass (I'm trying to get used to the word since
 > Matz is leaning that way) is a special case.
 >
 >
 >

If it's only too long, try:

quiddity
haecceity

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=haecceity

Cheers
Paulus
45196398e9685000d195ec626d477f0e?d=identicon&s=25 Trans (Guest)
on 2007-01-24 19:17
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On Jan 24, 6:25 am, Paulus Esterhazy <pesterh...@gmx.net> wrote:
>  > c) The most typical example or representative of an instance is its
>
> http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=haecceity

Awsome words, dude! I espcailly like the haecceity.

Instead of a singleton class we can call it a haecceion class
[pronouned hek-see-on] :-)

T.
47b1910084592eb77a032bc7d8d1a84e?d=identicon&s=25 Joel VanderWerf (Guest)
on 2007-01-24 21:00
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Paulus Esterhazy wrote:
>  >> calm>
> quiddity
> haecceity
>
> http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=haecceity

Not bad. It probably doesn't run the risk of conflicting with any prior
use of those words in a ruby context!

If we're golfing... how about "qua"?

Meaning, "in the capacity of". (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Qua)

It's a bit of a stretch, I admit. We'd use it like this:

"I added a #size method to the qua-class of my object, so you can use it
in your library that needs #size."

This is a way of saying that my object acts in the capacity of a sized
object.

And then we have a fun bogus etymology for "qua-ck". We can use quack as
the verb form of qua:

"The object quacks #size, because #size is defined in its qua-class"

0.02% serious.
45196398e9685000d195ec626d477f0e?d=identicon&s=25 Trans (Guest)
on 2007-01-25 01:36
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On Jan 24, 2:59 pm, Joel VanderWerf <v...@path.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> >  >>   3 : the most typical example or representative <the quintessence of
>
> in your library that needs #size."
>
> This is a way of saying that my object acts in the capacity of a sized
> object.
>
> And then we have a fun bogus etymology for "qua-ck". We can use quack as
> the verb form of qua:
>
> "The object quacks #size, because #size is defined in its qua-class"

Would you believe...

  require 'facets/core/kernel/qua_class' (version 1.8)

Great minds think alike ;-)

T.
47b1910084592eb77a032bc7d8d1a84e?d=identicon&s=25 Joel VanderWerf (Guest)
on 2007-01-25 05:27
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Trans wrote:
>
> On Jan 24, 2:59 pm, Joel VanderWerf <v...@path.berkeley.edu> wrote:
...
>> "The object quacks #size, because #size is defined in its qua-class"
>
> Would you believe...
>
>   require 'facets/core/kernel/qua_class' (version 1.8)
>
> Great minds think alike ;-)

Which can be deduced from the fact that we quack alike ;)

I must have remembered seeing qua_class somewhere. I'm still 0.02%
serious about it.
5da4c52f43677f395aff5bde775593c2?d=identicon&s=25 Daniel Schierbeck (dasch)
on 2007-01-25 13:48
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On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 02:53 +0900, Trans wrote:
> Medieval Latin quinta essentia, literally, fifth essence
> Thomas' idea, and the related term #customization and the #customize
> method?
>
> Thanks,
> T.

Perhaps a bit too long, although it's more concise than `class << self;
self; end'. I quite favor `behavior', since that's really what it is; a
container for an object's behavior.


Cheers,
Daniel Schierbeck
45196398e9685000d195ec626d477f0e?d=identicon&s=25 Trans (Guest)
on 2007-01-25 13:57
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On Jan 24, 11:26 pm, Joel VanderWerf <v...@path.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> I must have remembered seeing qua_class somewhere. I'm still 0.02%
> serious about it.

0.02% + 0.02% = 0.04%.

Only 2498 people to go l-)

t.
45196398e9685000d195ec626d477f0e?d=identicon&s=25 Trans (Guest)
on 2007-01-25 14:03
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On Jan 25, 7:48 am, Daniel Schierbeck <daniel.schierb...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Perhaps a bit too long, although it's more concise than `class << self;
> self; end'. I quite favor `behavior', since that's really what it is; a
> container for an object's behavior.

Right. that's sort of the reasoning I think Dave Thomas was suggesting.
Howver "behavior" is a little too generic b/c the regular class of an
object also defines behavior.

Although it is even longer, that's why I felt #customization was a
better fit, with #customize as a nice shortcut for
customization.class_eval.

T.
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