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call-method proposal prime prime
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 88 23:15 EST
From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
I take it we have agreed on this. Here are the changes to the document.
In cases where the mail was unclear, I made some decisions. I hope there
is time to make these changes before we have to ship the documents to
X3J13. I apologize for the delay in getting this out; pulling it all
together has been a bigger job than I expected, and I had some other
things that had to be done first.
This is all fine except for one small thing. Since I sent this proposal
out, I have realized that (what you are calling) make-method isn't
really a lexical macro, it is just a special symbol which marks the car
of lists which appear in the second argument to call-method. There is
no problem with that particularly. I do think it means we should switch
the name back to EFFECTIVE-METHOD or just METHOD since it really doesn't
make anything at all.