second-class object

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second-class object (plural second-class objects)

  1. (programming, languages) An entity of which the value can be passed as a parameter, but that can neither be returned from a function, nor can it be assigned to a variable. (Used by Raphael Finkel, the first-class object does not need to have run-time constructability according to his definition.)

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Last modified on 21 February 2014, at 13:00