[Rd] Infinite recursion in getGeneric (PR#4561)

Saikat DebRoy saikat at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Oct 13 22:40:38 MEST 2003

On Monday, Oct 13, 2003, at 16:17 US/Eastern, John Chambers wrote:

> As a heuristic, setting methods for language-related primitives is
> dangerous (also a little strange?).

Yes. But if it is allowed, someone will do it. It may actually make 
sense to come up with an appropriate (and preferably small) list of 
primitive functions and say that you can not define methods for them 
(at least easily).

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