4.3. Deviations from [ANSI CL standard]

DEFCLASS supports the option :METACLASS STRUCTURE-CLASS. This option is necessary in order to define a subclass of a DEFSTRUCT-defined structure type using DEFCLASS instead of DEFSTRUCT.

When CALL-NEXT-METHOD is called with arguments, the rule that the ordered set of applicable methods must be the same as for the original arguments is enforced by the implementation only in interpreted code.

CLOS:GENERIC-FLET and CLOS:GENERIC-LABELS are implemented as macros, not as special operators (as permitted by [sec_3-1-2-1-2-2]). They are not imported into the packages COMMON-LISP-USER and COMMON-LISP because of the [ANSI CL standard] issue GENERIC-FLET-POORLY-DESIGNED:DELETE.

PRINT-OBJECT is only called on objects of type STANDARD-OBJECT and STRUCTURE-OBJECT. It is not called on other objects, like CONSes and NUMBERs, due to the performance concerns.

These notes document CLISP version 2.49Last modified: 2010-07-07