thoran / thoran.com <thoran / thoran.com> writes:

> Similarly, there's Lisp.  Way older than Smalltalk again.  What has
> Lisp to contribute?  Well, I read the other day about Rails' new
> method alias_method_chain at
> http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/4/26/new-in-rails-module-alias_method_chain. And
> according to Jon Tirsen, who commented therein, alias_method_chain is
> apparently very much like a Lispy technique which is known as 'around
> advice' although I'm not sure how it gets that name and haven't
> encountered it myself.

It's called "around advice" because the function to define it is
called DEFADVICE with an "around" parameter (as opposed to "before" or
"after").

> thoran
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