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Re: Name That Class

It seems to me that there are ways for class-named and setf of such to
work.  I think only two of these are reasonable, but I will include the
third for completeness.  Note that this same analysis applies to
generic-function-name and setf of symbol-function and
get-setf-generic-function.  I will do class names first.

A class C 'is bound to' a given name Ni iff (class-named Ni) returns C.

In all this solutions, we document class-named and setf of class-named.
We say that class-named returns the class is bound to a particular name.
We say that setf of class-named can be used to set the binding of a
class to a name.

Solution 1:
  Only document class-named and setf of class-named.  Most
implementations will have some magic for printing out a class's name
when it has one.

Solution 2:
  Document class-named and setf of class-named.  Also document
class-name, but say that the the class may or may not 'bound' to that

Solution 3:
  Document class-named and class-names and setf of class-named.  Say
that setf of class-named can be used to bind a clas to a name.  Say that
class-names returns the list of all names that a class is bound to.  For

(setq foo (make-instance 'standard-class))
#<Standard-Class NIL 1>

(setf (class-named 'n1) foo)
#<Standard-Class N1 1>

(setf (class-named 'n2) foo)
#<Standard-Class N2 1>

(class-names foo)
(N1 N2)

(setf (class-named 'n1) nil)
#<Standard-Class N2 1>

(setf (class-named 'n2) nil)
#<Standard-Class NIL 1>

(class-names foo)

It seems to me that solution 1 and solution 3 are the only reasonable
ones.  My general dislike of names makes me prefer solution 1, but I
think that solution 3 actually provides users some important

I think its easy to see how this whole thing would work for
generic-function-name, symbol-function, setf of symbol-function,
get-setf-generic-function and setf of get-setf-generic-function.