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"Peter Seibel" <pe...@localhost.localdomain> wrote in messagenews:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> that call out for using or not using CLOS? Are there rules of thumbI think Thomas Burdick's advice is spot-on, just use classes all the time
> that you use such as (and these may be totally wrong, I'm just
> guessing what they might be given my limited experience): always start
> with classes and then "downgrade" to structs for performance reasons
> or vice versa, always start with structs and then "upgrade" as you
> require specific features of classes?
until you have identified it as a performance problem and you know it can be
a struct instead. Structures are way too brittle when you are still
developing your ideas.
> Or another way: given that I've spent most of my career programming inBaggage from your past!
> an an OO style, my inclination on first opening a new .lisp file is to
> to type "(defclass ...". Is that a reasonable idiomatic Lisp approach
> or is that baggage from my past that I should try to shed.
> Apologies if my earlier post tried to get at this in a too cute, tooNo worries...it was looking a little provocative, but thanks for clarifying
> eliptical, or just plain too stupid manner.
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