[armedbear-devel] asdf regression

Ville Voutilainen ville.voutilainen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 12:43:45 UTC 2009

2009/9/10 Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com>:
> It looks like asdf.lisp is a pathological case as it includes at line 508:
> (defmethod shared-initialize :after ((operation operation) slot-names

There's nothing pathological in defmethoding shared-initialize, IMHO..

> which if I disable this form before evaluation in SBCL, returns the same
> error as ABCL.  So, this has more to do with the way we are invoking and
> interpreting the various generic functions in MAKE-INSTANCE, then problems
> with CHECK-INITARGS.  Looking through SBCL is somewhat instructive, but
> confusing as well.

Well, we try to compute the effective methods in MAKE-INSTANCE, and also
try to see if the lambda list matches any of those. CHECK-INITARGS is a mere
helper function.

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