Common LISP Object System


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Common LISP Object System

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(CLOS) An object-oriented extension to Common LISP, based on generic functions, multiple inheritance, declarative method combination and a meta-object protocol. A descendant of CommonLoops and based on Symbolics FLAVORS and Xerox LOOPS, among others.

See also PCL.

["Common LISP Object System Specification X3J13 Document 88-002R", D.G. Bobrow et al, SIGPLAN Notices 23, Sep 1988].
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* a pioneering role for Lisp in object-oriented programming design due to the flexibility and extensibility of Common Lisp Object System (CLOS);
Instead of burdening application developers with these constraints, we built a Common Lisp Object System (CLOS) [1] API that provided a "firewall" between Lisp and the actual foreign functions.