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Re: Generic functions: Specializers like `or' or `memq'?

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Generic functions: Specializers like `or' or `memq'?
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:19:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> Is anyone else's brain incapable of maintaining the distinction between
> "specializer" and "generalizer"? I cannot remember which is which, or
> exactly how they differ, and its one of the major obstacles to me
> actually reading and understanding cl-generic.el.

The manual doesn't even mention the term "generalizer".  I don't have a
clue.  Is the term common in Common Lisp?  The implementation in
cl-generic is hard to understand without some previous knowledge.


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