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setf of class-name

As far as I know, we still believe that setf of class-name should work,
but the writeup of class-name in Chapter 2 doesn't mention this.   

The following forwarded message is the last I've seen on this topic, and
it looks like both Dave and Danny believe setf of class-name belongs in
the spec. 


Date: Fri, 23 Oct 87 19:34 EDT
From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Subject: More on Class names
To: Common-Lisp-Object-System@sail.stanford.edu
In-Reply-To: <871023-154303-1550@Xerox>

    Date: 23 Oct 87 15:42 PDT
    From: Danny Bobrow <Bobrow.pa@Xerox.COM>

    It should be stated in chapter one that a many-one association from
    symbols to classes is implemented by symbol-class and (setf
    symbol-class). An INDEPENDENT association from class to symbol is
    maintained by class-name and (setf class-name).  Neither of these setf
    functions effects the other association.  defclass is specified to do
    both (setf symbol-class) and (setf class-name).
I agree.