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6.3 Static Methods

Static methods do not depend on an object instance, but instead operate on an object’s class. You can create a static method by using the :static key with defmethod.

Do not treat the first argument of a :static method as an object unless you test it first. Use the functions oref-default or oset-default which will work on a class, or on the class of an object.

A Class’ constructor method is defined as a :static method.

Note: The :static keyword is unique to EIEIO.