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Re: EIEIO and CL

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: EIEIO and CL
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 16:36:25 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Eric M. Ludlam" <address@hidden> writes:

> The defclass operation in EIEIO is a macro that calls out to a helper
> function.  This is because I have found that I'm just not that good at
> writing macros.  I would guess that if the entirety of eieio-defclass
> were turned into a macro, then the whole eval thing you quoted above
> would become a compile time requirement only.

Yes, that would probably work.

> Alternately, it would be cool if typep, or something similar was a part
> of Emacs core.  Wouldn't the widget/custom setup like that?

It's feasible to move typep into core, but deftype involves a layer of
CL-implementation gunk that would need to be cleaned up first; not
feasible for 23.2, I think.

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