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CLOS vs FLAVORS questions

    Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1992 03:31 CST
    From: Peter Paine <p2@porter.asl.dialnet.symbolics.com>

	Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1992 04:50-0000
	From: gooch@sw-sw.dialnet.symbolics.com (William D. Gooch)

	    Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1992 19:37 CST
	    From: jbarnett@charming.nrtc.northrop.com

	    In the near future, I intend to start hacking a medium large system and
	    am considering using CLOS on Symbolics platforms.  I'm seeking comments
	    and advice to help me decide if this is wise.  I have read the SIGPLAN
	    special issue on CLOS, Keene's book, and the documentation provided by
	    Symbolics.  I'm trying to understand if CLOS compares favorably to the
	    current flavors capability.  

	Overall I think the answer is "Yes."  I can't think of any very good
	reason not to use CLOS for new development work.

    Is Statice for CLOS available yet?

Not yet, but I think they may be working on it.  There was a questionaire
sent out a few months ago asking how users would respond to such a change
(I forget whether this was on paper or electronic, but I recall that we
had a fairly in-depth discussion of it by email with Neil Feinberg at
Symbolics, discussing the implications).