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Lazy error signaling?
> ... bad practice for the implementation to add obscure system defined methods
> in places that are visible by the programmer. ...
Right. My suggested possible implementation of (... :required t) is completely
bogus. I was confused about how our implementation of STANDARD method
combination works (it doesn't use (primary () :required t) at all).
Regarding precomputing of combined methods and METHOD-COMBINATION-ERROR, this
only works if the place doing the precomputing knows how to detect and
gracefully handle a corresponding call to METHOD-COMBINATION-ERROR. Since we
didn't specify much about the behavior of METHOD-COMBINATION-ERROR, this is
currently impossible in portable code. Of course, it's not clear that
precomputing methods can be done for any useful purpose without a metaobject