[Openmcl-devel] defstruct - generic constructor?
reitter at cmu.edu
Wed Apr 29 13:26:17 PDT 2009
I've been trying to make instances of objects whose types have been
defined using `defstruct'.
Unfortunately, the obvious `make-instance' doesn't work (with ccl at
least). I'm glad, however, that `class-of' and `class-name' do their
The only way I got this to work was this clumsy hack:
(apply (read-from-string (format nil "make-~a" (class-name chunk-type)))
Is there a nicer, more efficient way of doing this?
I'd need to find out what the constructor is for a given class.
Reading the `defstruct' code didn't help me much.
In more general terms, can I expect that `class-of' and `class-name'
work for structures in other CL implementations?
Thanks for your input.
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