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- To: kanderso@WILMA.BBN.COM
- Subject: Re: Reinitialization
- From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Date: Tue, 12 Apr 88 21:34 EDT
- Cc: Common-Lisp-Object-System@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- In-reply-to: The message of 12 Apr 88 20:42 EDT from kanderso@WILMA.BBN.COM
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 88 20:42:08 -0400
Please correct me if i'm wrong, i've been trying to trying to follow
this discussion from the outside. Are you talking about a
reinitialization protocal in general, or about reinitialization of
classes or methods when they change?
Maybe I should let Gregor answer, since it was his idea.
Both. The immediate goal is to codify how classes and generic functions
change (not methods; for some reason method objects are immutable
instead of being redefinable like the other two major kinds of meta
objects.) However, the idea is to codify this in terms of a generalized
reinitialization mechanism that can also be used for other things, by users.