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Re: Method Combination Objects
- To: Common-Lisp-Object-System@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- Subject: Re: Method Combination Objects
- From: Patrick H Dussud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jan 88 08:06:51 CST
- In-reply-to: Msg of Wed, 27 Jan 88 16:01 EST from "David A. Moon" <Moon@scrc-stony-brook.arpa>
Since method-combination-instance (method-combination-object) must be
called before ensure-generic-function is called, its first argument is
actually a prototype of the generic function.
On 13 January, Danny said
[method-combination-instance] allows specialization on the class of
the generic function as well as on the name. Although useful, this
might not be important because compute-effective-method also allows
specialization on both the generic function and method combination
Given this, and what you just pointed out, I think it was a mistake to make
the generic function an argument here. Thus I think the arguments should
be (method-combination-object name options) => object. This doesn't
affect chapter 1 or 2.
I think this is right.