immutable class

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immutable class

In object technology, a class in which none of the elements in the instances of the class can be changed. In contast, elements in a "mutable" class can be changed, and a mutable class can be a subclass of an immutable class. See class.
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They can then take up the position of immutable objects as if psychoanalysis offered a new system of restraints to replace the old one.
For instance, immutable objects can easily be replicated without the need for any distributed synchronization (In other words, no distributed protocol among replicas is needed to be performed in order to ensure that the replicas behave as a single non-replicated object).
Galaxies are no longer seen as immutable objects: they evolve, interact, and merge.