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Re: Weirdness in Dylan spec

lieber@MEDIA-LAB.MEDIA.MIT.EDU (Henry Lieberman) writes:

    [ stuff about redefining generic functions in Dylan ]

    In OO languages such as Smalltalk, Flavors, Actors, etc. the name
    of the "message" [= CLOS "generic function"] is merely a
    convention between the sender and receiver. That is, different
    sender-receiver pairs can use the same name with different
    argument lists without conflict. 

There will be a conflict if both implementors using the same message
would like to specify default behavior (a method for class object)
for that message. 

-Norman Adams