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7.4.3 Distributed definitions

Some definitions are additions to another class of definition, for example methods are additions to generic functions. We call these distributed definitions, consisting of "parts" and "the aggregate".

The primary name of a part gives the primary name of the aggregate it is a part of, and the qualifiers distinguish it from the other parts of the same aggregate. Only a part dspec may have qualifiers.

LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 21 Dec 2011