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General Discussion

Edward Randall
Edward Randall
1,565 Points

Is a class just the blueprint for instances of that class?

Do you ever directly call or use a class? or is it just a sort of template for you to instantiate then use?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,810 Points

This may vary with the language, but classes in most object-oriented languages that use them can contain both instance methods and class methods. A class method can be called directly without having created an instance.

Otherwise, the class does effectively serve as a blueprint to create instances.