[Asdf-devel] :AROUND methods
Robert P. Goldman
rpgoldman at sift.info
Fri Jun 6 21:46:23 UTC 2014
Trying to identify what's breaking my system in the syntax-case branch,
I found a bunch of around methods in ASDF.
IIRC once upon a time we had removed all the :AROUND methods on exported
generic functions, on the grounds that they could unpredictably interact
with programmers' extensions.
I think we experimented with using a bespoke method combination method
to allow ourselves to have our own around methods and "arounder" methods
Even more vaguely, I think I remember that the method-combination
extension didn't work reliably on all implementations, so it was
stripped out. But I thought when that happened, we tried to excise the
use of method combination in ASDF.
Am I hallucinating this?
I'd be grateful to anyone whose memory of this stuff is better.
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