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Re: draft of built-in method combination types

     Date: Wed, 23 Sep 87 07:27 EDT
     From: "Sonya E. Keene" <skeene@SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>
     Subject: draft of built-in method combination types
        A primary method has the name of the method combination type as its
        sole qualifier.   For example, the method combination type AND
        recognizes methods whose sole qualifier is AND; these are primary 

I thougt about it some more and found two disadvantages in qualifying
primary methods:
When one wants to change the method-combination type (from NCONC to
APPEND), one has to change the qualifiers of all the primary methods in
the source files. 
Automatic method generators will have to know about the method
combination type.