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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 flavourS 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].

Acronym: CLOS

(01 Mar 1994)