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Date: Thu, 5 May 88 10:01 EDT
From: Sonya E. Keene <skeene@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Date: 04 May 88 2302 PDT
From: Dick Gabriel <RPG@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>
It seems that the confusion between initialize-new-instance and
initialize-instance is too much to bear. How about renaming
initialize-new-instance => initialize-instance
initialize-instance => shared-initialize
I vote in favor of these names. Adding "shared" to the name will clear
up a lot of confusion.
Is there a risk of programmers thinking shared-initialize has something
to do with shared slots? (I checked that 88-002 really uses the term
"shared slot" since I couldn't remember if we had switched to a different
term or not.) Would "common" be better than "shared", or would that
stimulate confusion with the "common" in "Common Lisp"?