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nes

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Re: Namespacey Programming Posted: Dec 12, 2007 1:21 PM
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> nes wrote
> -snip-
> > If the first object was a Spaceship I would have
> > chosen the first method over the second because a
> > spaceship is more specific than a vehicle and I
> consider
> > the first parameter more important than the second.
>
> I haven't checked, my guess is that all the parameters are
> regarded as equally important - dispatch on multiple
> parameters, not dispatch on parameter 1 then 2 then 3 ...

Just as reference:
http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/2571#comment-38802
Apparently it is called asymmetric and symmetric multimethods.

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