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0-ary generic functions
Date: 22 Oct 87 1554 PDT
From: Dick Gabriel <RPG@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>
I believe this idea tickled us when we were discussing delegation
in Palo Alto. The idea was to have every generic function have at least
one required parameter so that no-applicable-method would have something
to discriminate on. After I heard this the next thing I remembered was a
guy in a green coat waving a small bottle of ammonia under my nose.
I think we flushed this requirement. Anyone else remember it?
I think Dick is right: We flirted with, but in the end did not adopt,
a restriction that a generic function must have at least one required