Subject: Re: defmethod and specializing on &key parameters.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 08:31:32 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Daniel Pittman
| From my reading of the HyperSpec it seems that you cannot specialize a
| method based on keyword arguments. Can someone confirm that this is,
| indeed, a correct reading of the `defmethod' entry?

  This is explained in clause 7.6 Generic Functions and Methods in the
  standard, specifically in 7.6.4 Congruent Lambda-lists for all Methods of
  a Generic Function.

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