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  • Karl Giesing thinks this is interesting:

In a very real sense, he is copying the intended characteristics from the plans to the physical building.

Once complete, the building is a physical instantiation of the blueprint plans, hopefully an essentially perfect copy.

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Cover of You Don't Know JS: this & Object Prototypes

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This is absolutely not true. An instance is not a copy of a class, just as the integer five is not "a copy of an integer." It will get the author into big trouble later.