The dictatorship of versioning

Didier Verna didier at
Tue Jun 16 16:39:02 UTC 2015

Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at> wrote:

> Why would that be a win over just calling FORMATTED-VERSION on demand?
> I.e., we could just provide something like
> (defgeneric FORMATTED-VERSION (C &optional version)
>   (:method ((COMPONENT C) &optional version)
>      (or version (component-version c)))
> and then the programmer could extend this as needed.

  You're right of course.

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