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re: I must have been unclear about my comment on this sentence.  What I
    didn't understand was why you thought "our experience" had been limited
    in this way.  I believe that there is lots of experience with direct
    manipulation of anonymous metaobjects.

Well, here is your full, exact comment:

    Date: Wed, 2 May 90 16:13 PDT
    From: Gregor J. Kiczales <gregor@parc.xerox.com>

	Date: Fri, 27 Apr 90 17:08:50 PDT
	From: Jon L White <jonl@lucid.com>
        . . . 
	Rather, I think the only point of mentioning . . . 

    I don't have any idea what this sentence means.

[which indeed looks more like a boggling than a rebuttal.]  The relevant 
subclause in that first sentence, which  you probably overlooked, is 
underlined here below:

     . . . is that our experience with metaobject creations over the
     past two years, via portable constructs, *had* to be limited ...

The only portable constructs -- i.e., the only ones in 88-002R -- are
the ui macros.

So, as you say, onwards to "the real power", down in the creation and
initialization protocols for the various metaobjects.

-- JonL --