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> Date: Thu, 23 Feb 89  18:38:01 CST
> From: David N Gray <Gray@DSG.csc.ti.com>
>  The attributes of the generic function that affect DEFMETHOD will be
>  recorded for use by definitions of methods for that generic function later
>  in the file.  This includes the lambda-list and method class.  It is
>  implementation-dependent whether this is actually put in the form of a
>  generic function object and whether other operations on that generic
>  function are possible at compile-time. 

It may be desirable to require that the generic-function-class and the
method-class be instantiable, so that compile-time discrimination on those can
be done.  Otherwise, there is a fair amount of generality specified in the MOP
which becomes pretty pointless.