[Openmcl-devel] Location of the MOP
Thomas F. Burdick
tfb at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Mon May 2 10:41:22 EDT 2005
Gary Byers writes:
> MOP symbols are exported from a package named "OPENMCL-MOP" in
> versions where :OPENMCL-PARTIAL-MOP is on *FEATURES*. (Those symbols
> are generally defined in - and generally exported from - the "CCL"
> package as well.) The "partial" MOP support that's present when that
> feature is is supposed to contain everything except for some
> constructs in the "Generic Function Invocation Protocol"; everything
> that's there purports to comply with what the AMOP describes.
> Some older OpenMCL releases had some MOP-related symbols exported from
> the CCL package. The level of intended AMOP compliance was generally
> pretty low, and it may or may not be straightforward or even practical
> to try to use the MOP in a version that didn't claim to implement it.
Thanks, and I'm glad to hear that OpenMCL has a proper MOP now. We
make very light introspective use of the MOP in Cells, so the old MCL
MOP actually suffices.
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