References: 88-002R p.2-19
Edit history: 2-May-90, Version 1 by Moon
COMPUTE-APPLICABLE-METHODS is documented as a regular function but it
should be a generic function, because the metaobject protocol wants to
allow different generic function classes to do it differently.
This is Symbolics issue #30 and Loosemore issue #22 of 27 Feb 90.
Change COMPUTE-APPLICABLE-METHODS from "Function" to "Standard Generic
(typep #'compute-applicable-methods 'generic-function) => t
Needed for metaobject protocol.
Symbolics Genera 8.0 and Lucid 4.0.0 Beta-1 implement the proposal,
however the test case returns nil in Lucid due to an unrelated bug.
Other CLOS implementations were not surveyed.
Cost to Implementors:
Cost to Users:
Cost of non-adoption:
This will have to be changed later when the metaobject protocol is put in
either as a standard or as an implementation-supplied extension.
None of consequence.
Corrects a technical error in 88-002R.
Gregor says this is correct.
Originally Moon thought there were also problems with SLOT-BOUNDP,
SLOT-EXISTS-P, and SLOT-MAKUNBOUND, but it turns out that those problems
were corrected before 88-002R was published.