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Re: Getting rid of methods
- To: info-mcl
- Subject: Re: Getting rid of methods
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1992 14:36:10 -0500
Has someone written a function that "undoes" the effect of a definition?
I can think of an implementation that parses a selected definition and
tries to do the right thing, but I've got real work to do. The following
transcript explains why I want it.
>>>> I prefer to see all initialize-instance methods defined as :after methods,
>>>> rather than using call-next-method.
>>> I subconciously stoppped using :before and :after (and :around) methods,
>>> because I have gotten into the situation where I restructured the code,
>>> didn't need them anymore, but CAN'T GET RID OF THEM!
>> >You can remove-method by hand.
>> >However, you shouldn't have to. In a decent development environment you would
>> >just edit the buffer and say "make the running world the same as this" and it
>> >would notice you had edited out a method and remove it.
>> Is the something simpler than:
>> (let ((gf (symbol-function 'print-remote-object)))
>> (remove-method gf (find-method
>> (list (find-class 'runtime-model)
>> (find-class 'remote-object)
>> (find-class t))))
>Except for changing (symbol-function 'print-remote-object) to
>#'print-remote-object I don't know anything simpler. Often though I don't call
>find-method, but just call generic-function-methods in the listener and then pick
>out the one I want with first or second or the inspector.
>Horrible, isn't it?
Derek White (-ex Mr. Pascal)
ATG/East (AppleLink: DEREK)