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dispatching on keywords

   I don't understand the motivation for this discussion.  I have not yet
   needed such a feature.  I have always been able to employ a trivial
   workaround on the rare occasions when what you're arguing for ha scome
   up.  (Sorry to be using Lisp syntax here, I don't have a Dylan spec

I agree that this feature is not strictly necessary.  However, several
of our users have asked for it, so I've given the question a little
bit of thought.  One advantage of the feature is that you don't have
to document two different interfaces to the same functionality -- one
for calling, and one for extension.  (This hasn't stopped EuLisp from
using your idea for the few functions in the definition which take
optional arguments.)

-- Harley

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