defmethod

 

 

Description

The defmethod macro constructs an Lambda {exp} with an arbitrary number of arguments {args...}, the Lambda's published interfaces {faces:}, local variables {vars: }, persistent variables {pvars:} and persistent class variables {cvars:}. The new Lambda is added to the Methods Dictionary of the specified type {type}. After adding the Lambda to the Methods Dictionary of the {type}, the type will respond to the message named {msgName}. This feature is instrumental in providing Analytic Information Server with support for standard Object Oriented Programming features.

The Analytic Information Server Lisp compiler constructs a method binding from the {msgName} argument and the Lambda. The new method binding is installed in the methods Dictionary associated with the specified type {type}. The defmethod function returns the Methods Dictionary object.

Methods Dictionary

MsgName1LambdaName1
MsgName2LambdaName2
MsgName3LambdaName3

When to use

The defmethod macro is used to install a method in the Methods Dictionary for a type. The defmethod is a macro version of the addMethod function.

 

Syntax

(defmethod Vector: msgName(args...) faces: (vars...) vars: (vars...)

pvars: (vars...) cvars: (vars...)( exp ) )



Name Description AIS Types
Vector: Mandatory keyword. Tells defmethod to add the following Lambda to the Vector type.---
msgName(args...)The name of the message to which the Vector type will respond and the argument list required by the Lambda ---
faces: (var...)Optional Argument. If present, must be followed by a interfaces feature list---
vars: (var...)Optional Argument. If present, must be followed by a by a local variable list---
pvars: (var...)Optional Argument. If present, must be followed by a by a persistent variable list
cvars: (var...)Optional Argument. If present, must be followed by a by a persistent class variable list---
exp...The Lisp statements that form the Lambda---


Returns:

The Methods Dictionary for the Vector data type.

 

Examples

Here are a number of links to Lambda coding examples which contain this instruction in various use cases.

 

Argument Types

Here are the links to the data types of the function arguments.

Symbol Dictionary

Here are also a number of links to functions having arguments with any of these data types.

++(Symbol) +=(Symbol) /=(Symbol) *=(Symbol)
--(Symbol) -=(Symbol) addMethod(BitVector) addMethod(Boolean)
addMethod(Brick) addMethod(Character) addMethod(CpxVector) addMethod(Date)
addMethod(Dictionary) addMethod(Directory) addMethod(FltVector) addMethod(Function)
addMethod(IntVector) addMethod(List) addMethod(Matrix) addMethod(NumMatrix)
addMethod(NumVector) addMethod(Number) addMethod(ObjVector) addMethod(ObjectRepository)
addMethod(Pair) addMethod(PcodeVector) addMethod(ShortVector) addMethod(String)
addMethod(Structure) addMethod(Symbol) addMethod(Vector) addMethod(Void)
append(BitVector) append(Complex) append(CpxVector) append(FltVector)
append(IntVector) append(Matrix) append(NumMatrix) append(NumVector)
append(ObjVector) append(Pair) append(ShortVector) append(String)
append(Structure) append(Symbol) append(Vector) apply(BitVector)
apply(CpxVector) apply(FltVector) apply(IntVector) apply(Matrix)
apply(NumMatrix) apply(NumVector) apply(Pair) apply(ShortVector)
apply(Structure) apply(Vector) binaryInsert(CpxVector) binaryInsert(FltVector)
binaryInsert(IntVector) binaryInsert(Matrix) binaryInsert(NumMatrix) binaryInsert(NumVector)
binaryInsert(ShortVector) binaryInsert(Structure) binaryInsert(Vector) binarySearch(CpxVector)
binarySearch(Dictionary) binarySearch(FltVector) binarySearch(IntVector) binarySearch(Matrix)
binarySearch(NumMatrix) binarySearch(NumVector) binarySearch(ObjVector) binarySearch(ShortVector)
binarySearch(Structure) binarySearch(Vector) boolean(Boolean) cdr(BitVector)
cdr(Brick) cdr(CpxVector) cdr(Dictionary) cdr(Directory)
cdr(FltVector) cdr(IntVector) cdr(List) cdr(Matrix)
cdr(NumMatrix) cdr(NumVector) cdr(ObjVector) cdr(ShortVector)
cdr(Structure) cdr(Vector) character(Character) compareEQ(BitVector)
compareEQ(Boolean) compareEQ(Brick) compareEQ(Character) compareEQ(Complex)
compareEQ(CpxVector) compareEQ(Date) compareEQ(Dictionary) compareEQ(Directory)
compareEQ(FltVector) compareEQ(Function) compareEQ(IntVector) compareEQ(Lambda)
compareEQ(List) compareEQ(Matrix) compareEQ(NumMatrix) compareEQ(NumVector)
compareEQ(Number) compareEQ(ObjVector) compareEQ(ObjectRepository) compareEQ(Pair)
compareEQ(ShortVector) compareEQ(String) compareEQ(Structure) compareEQ(Symbol)
compareEQ(Vector) compareEQ(Void) compareGE(BitVector) compareGE(Boolean)
compareGE(Brick) compareGE(Character) compareGE(Complex) compareGE(CpxVector)
compareGE(Date) compareGE(Dictionary) compareGE(Directory) compareGE(Function)
compareGE(IntVector) compareGE(Lambda) compareGE(List) compareGE(Matrix)
compareGE(NumMatrix) compareGE(Number) compareGE(ObjVector) compareGE(ObjectRepository)
compareGE(Pair) compareGE(ShortVector) compareGE(String) compareGE(Structure)
compareGE(Symbol) compareGE(Vector) compareGE(Void) compareGT(BitVector)
compareGT(Boolean) compareGT(Brick) compareGT(Character) compareGT(Complex)
compareGT(CpxVector) compareGT(Date) compareGT(Dictionary) compareGT(Directory)
compareGT(Function) compareGT(IntVector) compareGT(Lambda) compareGT(List)
compareGT(Matrix) compareGT(NumMatrix) compareGT(NumVector) compareGT(Number)
compareGT(ObjVector) compareGT(ObjectRepository) compareGT(Pair) compareGT(ShortVector)
compareGT(String) compareGT(Structure) compareGT(Symbol) compareGT(Vector)
compareGT(Void) compareLE(BitVector) compareLE(Boolean) compareLE(Brick)
compareLE(Character) compareLE(Complex) compareLE(CpxVector) compareLE(Date)
compareLE(Dictionary) compareLE(Directory) compareLE(FltVector) compareLE(Function)
compareLE(IntVector) compareLE(Lambda) compareLE(List) compareLE(Matrix)
compareLE(NumMatrix) compareLE(NumVector) compareLE(Number) compareLE(ObjVector)
compareLE(ObjectRepository) compareLE(Pair) compareLE(ShortVector) compareLE(String)
compareLE(Structure) compareLE(Symbol) compareLE(Vector) compareLE(Void)
compareLT(BitVector) compareLT(Boolean) compareLT(Brick) compareLT(Character)
compareLT(Complex) compareLT(CpxVector) compareLT(Date) compareLT(Dictionary)
compareLT(Directory) compareLT(FltVector) compareLT(Function) compareLT(IntVector)
compareLT(Lambda) compareLT(List) compareLT(Matrix) compareLT(NumMatrix)
compareLT(NumVector) compareLT(Number) compareLT(ObjVector) compareLT(ObjectRepository)
compareLT(Pair) compareLT(ShortVector) compareLT(String) compareLT(Structure)
compareLT(Symbol) compareLT(Vector) compareLT(Void) compareNE(BitVector)
compareNE(Boolean) compareNE(Brick) compareNE(Character) compareNE(Complex)
compareNE(CpxVector) compareNE(Date) compareNE(Dictionary) compareNE(Directory)
compareNE(FltVector) compareNE(Function) compareNE(IntVector) compareNE(Lambda)
compareNE(List) compareNE(Matrix) compareNE(NumMatrix) compareNE(NumVector)
compareNE(Number) compareNE(ObjVector) compareNE(ObjectRepository) compareNE(Pair)
compareNE(ShortVector) compareNE(String) compareNE(Structure) compareNE(Symbol)
compareNE(Vector) compareNE(Void) compare(BitVector) compare(Boolean)
compare(Brick) compare(Character) compare(Complex) compare(CpxVector)
compare(Date) compare(Dictionary) compare(Directory) compare(FltVector)
compare(Function) compare(IntVector) compare(Lambda) compare(List)
compare(Matrix) compare(NumMatrix) compare(NumVector) compare(Number)
compare(ObjVector) compare(ObjectRepository) compare(Pair) compare(ShortVector)
compare(String) compare(Structure) compare(Symbol) compare(Vector)
compare(Void) comparison(BitVector) comparison(Boolean) comparison(Brick)
comparison(Character) comparison(Complex) comparison(Date) comparison(Dictionary)
comparison(Directory) comparison(FltVector) comparison(Function) comparison(IntVector)
comparison(List) comparison(Matrix) comparison(NumMatrix) comparison(NumVector)
comparison(Number) comparison(ObjVector) comparison(ObjectRepository) comparison(Pair)
comparison(ShortVector) comparison(String) comparison(Structure) comparison(Symbol)
comparison(Vector) comparison(Void) compress(ByteVector) cons(Pair)
copy(BitVector) copy(Brick) copy(CpxVector) copy(Dictionary)
copy(Directory) copy(FltVector) copy(IntVector) copy(Lambda)
copy(List) copy(Matrix) copy(NumMatrix) copy(NumVector)
copy(ObjVector) copy(Pair) copy(PcodeVector) copy(ShortVector)
copy(Structure) copy(Vector) count(Dictionary) count(Directory)
count(List) count(Matrix) count(NumMatrix) count(Pair)
count(Structure) count(Vector) debug(Context) debug(Lambda)
defchild(Lambda) define(macro)(Lambda) define(Lambda) defmacro(Lambda)
defmethod(BitVector) defmethod(Boolean) defmethod(Brick) defmethod(Character)
defmethod(Date) defmethod(Dictionary) defmethod(Directory) defmethod(FltVector)
defmethod(Function) defmethod(IntVector) defmethod(List) defmethod(Matrix)
defmethod(NumMatrix) defmethod(NumVector) defmethod(Number) defmethod(ObjectRepository)
defmethod(Pair) defmethod(ShortVector) defmethod(String) defmethod(Structure)
defmethod(Symbol) defmethod(Vector) defmethod(Void) deforphan(Lambda)
defriend(Lambda) defun(Lambda) delete(Dictionary) delete(Directory)
delete(FltVector) delete(IntVector) delete(List) delete(Matrix)
delete(NumMatrix) delete(NumVector) delete(ObjVector) delete(ObjectRepository)
delete(Pair) delete(ShortVector) delete(Structure) delete(Vector)
disassemble(Context) disassemble(Lambda) display(ByteVector) display(FileIO)
downcase(String) downcase(Symbol) encode(ByteVector) exportTab(Lambda)
exportTab(ObjectRepository) gc(Context) getGlobalValue(Context) getGlobalValue(Symbol)
getSymbolTable(Context) getSymbolTable(Symbol) globalBinding(Context) globalBinding(Lambda)
importTab(Lambda) importTab(ObjectRepository) insert(Dictionary) insert(Directory)
insert(FltVector) insert(IntVector) insert(Matrix) insert(NumMatrix)
insert(NumVector) insert(ObjVector) insert(ShortVector) insert(Structure)
insert(Vector) inside(BitVector) inside(Dictionary) inside(Directory)
inside(IntVector) inside(List) inside(Matrix) inside(NumMatrix)
inside(NumVector) inside(ShortVector) inside(Structure) inside(Vector)
inspect(Context) inspect(Lambda) inspect(ObjectRepository) integer(Integer)
isAtom(BitVector) isAtom(Brick) isAtom(Dictionary) isAtom(Directory)
isAtom(FltVector) isAtom(IntVector) isAtom(List) isAtom(Matrix)
isAtom(NumMatrix) isAtom(NumVector) isAtom(ObjVector) isAtom(Pair)
isAtom(PcodeVector) isAtom(ShortVector) isAtom(Structure) isAtom(Vector)
isBitVector(BitVector) isBoolean(Boolean) isBound(Dictionary) isBound(Directory)
isBound(Structure) isByteVector(ByteVector) isCharAlphabetic(ByteVector) isCharAlphabetic(String)
isCharAlphabetic(Symbol) isCharAlphanumeric(ByteVector) isCharAlphanumeric(String) isCharAlphanumeric(Symbol)
isCharLowercase(ByteVector) isCharLowercase(String) isCharLowercase(Symbol) isCharName(ByteVector)
isCharName(String) isCharName(Symbol) isCharNumeric(ByteVector) isCharNumeric(String)
isCharNumeric(Symbol) isCharUppercase(ByteVector) isCharUppercase(String) isCharUppercase(Symbol)
isCharWhitespace(ByteVector) isCharWhitespace(String) isCharWhitespace(Symbol) isChar(String)
isCharacter(Character) isComplex(Complex) isDate(Date) isDictionary(Dictionary)
isDirectory(Directory) isEqual(BitVector) isEqual(Boolean) isEqual(Brick)
isEqual(Character) isEqual(Complex) isEqual(Date) isEqual(Dictionary)
isEqual(Directory) isEqual(FltVector) isEqual(Function) isEqual(IntVector)
isEqual(List) isEqual(Matrix) isEqual(NumMatrix) isEqual(NumVector)
isEqual(Number) isEqual(ObjVector) isEqual(Pair) isEqual(ShortVector)
isEqual(String) isEqual(Structure) isEqual(Vector) isEqual(Void)
isError(Error) isFloatVector(FltVector) isIdentical(BitVector) isIdentical(Boolean)
isIdentical(Brick) isIdentical(Character) isIdentical(Complex) isIdentical(Date)
isIdentical(Dictionary) isIdentical(Directory) isIdentical(Error) isIdentical(FltVector)
isIdentical(Function) isIdentical(IntVector) isIdentical(List) isIdentical(Matrix)
isIdentical(NumMatrix) isIdentical(NumVector) isIdentical(Number) isIdentical(ObjVector)
isIdentical(ObjectRepository) isIdentical(Pair) isIdentical(PcodeVector) isIdentical(ShortVector)
isIdentical(Structure) isIdentical(Vector) isIdentical(Void) isInside(BitVector)
isInside(Dictionary) isInside(Directory) isInside(IntVector) isInside(List)
isInside(Matrix) isInside(NumMatrix) isInside(NumVector) isInside(ObjVector)
isInside(Pair) isInside(ShortVector) isInside(Structure) isInside(Vector)
isIntegerVector(IntVector) isInteger(Integer) isMatrix(Matrix) isMember(BitVector)
isMember(Dictionary) isMember(Directory) isMember(IntVector) isMember(List)
isMember(Matrix) isMember(NumMatrix) isMember(NumVector) isMember(ObjVector)
isMember(Pair) isMember(ShortVector) isMember(Structure) isMember(Vector)
isMoney(Number) isNumberMatrix(NumMatrix) isNumberVector(NumVector) isNumber(Number)
isObjectVector(ObjVector) isObject(BitVector) isObject(Brick) isObject(ByteVector)
isObject(Dictionary) isObject(Directory) isObject(FltVector) isObject(IntVector)
isObject(List) isObject(Matrix) isObject(NumMatrix) isObject(NumVector)
isObject(ObjVector) isObject(Pair) isObject(PcodeVector) isObject(ShortVector)
isObject(String) isObject(Structure) isObject(Symbol) isObject(Vector)
isPair(List) isPair(Pair) isPcodeVector(PcodeVector) isString(String)
isStructure(Structure) isSymbol(Symbol) isText(String) isType(BitVector)
isType(Boolean) isType(Brick) isType(Character) isType(Complex)
isType(Date) isType(Dictionary) isType(Directory) isType(FltVector)
isType(Function) isType(IntVector) isType(Matrix) isType(NumMatrix)
isType(NumVector) isType(Number) isType(ObjVector) isType(ObjectRepository)
isType(Pair) isType(ShortVector) isType(String) isType(Structure)
isType(Symbol) isType(Vector) isType(Void) isVector(Vector)
length(BitVector) length(Brick) length(Dictionary) length(Directory)
length(FltVector) length(IntVector) length(List) length(Matrix)
length(NumMatrix) length(NumVector) length(ObjVector) length(ObjectRepository)
length(Pair) length(PcodeVector) length(ShortVector) length(String)
length(Structure) length(Symbol) length(Vector) list(List)
macroReplace(String) makeDictionary(Dictionary) makeQuotedList(List) makeQuotedSymbol(Symbol)
map(Dictionary) map(Directory) map(FltVector) map(IntVector)
map(List) map(Matrix) map(NumMatrix) map(NumVector)
map(Pair) map(ShortVector) map(Structure) map(Vector)
mapc(Dictionary) mapc(Directory) mapc(FltVector) mapc(IntVector)
mapc(List) mapc(Matrix) mapc(NumMatrix) mapc(NumVector)
mapc(Pair) mapc(ShortVector) mapc(Structure) mapc(Vector)
member(BitVector) member(Dictionary) member(Directory) member(IntVector)
member(List) member(Matrix) member(NumMatrix) member(NumVector)
member(ObjVector) member(ShortVector) member(Structure) member(Vector)
methodsOf(BitVector) methodsOf(Boolean) methodsOf(Brick) methodsOf(Character)
methodsOf(Complex) methodsOf(Date) methodsOf(Dictionary) methodsOf(Directory)
methodsOf(FltVector) methodsOf(Function) methodsOf(IntVector) methodsOf(List)
methodsOf(Matrix) methodsOf(NumMatrix) methodsOf(NumVector) methodsOf(Number)
methodsOf(ObjVector) methodsOf(ObjectRepository) methodsOf(Pair) methodsOf(PcodeVector)
methodsOf(ShortVector) methodsOf(String) methodsOf(Structure) methodsOf(Symbol)
methodsOf(Vector) methodsOf(Void) money(Number) new(BitVector)
new(Brick) new(ByteVector) new(CpxVector) new(Dictionary)
new(Directory) new(FltVector) new(IntVector) new(Lambda)
new(Matrix) new(NumMatrix) new(NumVector) new(ObjVector)
new(ObjectRepository) new(PcodeVector) new(ShortVector) new(String)
new(Structure) new(Symbol) new(Vector) number(Number)
objectToDictionary(Dictionary) objectToList(List) objectToMatrix(Matrix) objectToNumMatrix(NumMatrix)
objectToNumVector(NumVector) objectToVector(Vector) openLog(FileIO) openLog(String)
pair(Pair) parse(String) proplist(Symbol) proprecord(Symbol)
putprop(Symbol) refAttributes(Dictionary) refAttributes(Directory) refAttributes(Structure)
refAttributes(Vector) refValues(Dictionary) refValues(Directory) refValues(Structure)
refValues(Vector) ref(BitVector) ref(Boolean) ref(Brick)
ref(Character) ref(Complex) ref(Date) ref(Dictionary)
ref(Directory) ref(FltVector) ref(Function) ref(IntVector)
ref(Lambda) ref(List) ref(Matrix) ref(NumMatrix)
ref(NumVector) ref(Number) ref(ObjVector) ref(ObjectRepository)
ref(PcodeVector) ref(ShortVector) ref(String) ref(Structure)
ref(Symbol) ref(Vector) ref(Void) remProp(Symbol)
remove(BitVector) remove(Dictionary) remove(Directory) remove(IntVector)
remove(Matrix) remove(NumMatrix) remove(NumVector) remove(ObjVector)
remove(ShortVector) remove(Structure) remove(Vector) rename(ObjectRepository)
resize(BitVector) resize(Dictionary) resize(Directory) resize(FltVector)
resize(IntVector) resize(Matrix) resize(NumMatrix) resize(NumVector)
resize(ObjVector) resize(ShortVector) resize(Structure) resize(Vector)
saveObject(ByteVector) saveObject(Integer) saveRepository(ObjectRepository) send(BitVector)
send(Boolean) send(Brick) send(Character) send(CpxVector)
send(Date) send(Dictionary) send(Directory) send(FltVector)
send(Function) send(IntVector) send(Lambda) send(List)
send(Matrix) send(NumMatrix) send(NumVector) send(Number)
send(ObjectRepository) send(Pair) send(ShortVector) send(String)
send(Structure) send(Symbol) send(Vector) send(Void)
setCar(List) setCar(Pair) setCdr(BitVector) setCdr(Brick)
setCdr(Dictionary) setCdr(Directory) setCdr(FltVector) setCdr(IntVector)
setCdr(List) setCdr(Matrix) setCdr(NumMatrix) setCdr(NumVector)
setCdr(ObjVector) setCdr(Pair) setCdr(ShortVector) setCdr(Structure)
setCdr(Vector) setLastCdr(BitVector) setLastCdr(FltVector) setLastCdr(IntVector)
setLastCdr(List) setLastCdr(Matrix) setLastCdr(NumMatrix) setLastCdr(NumVector)
setLastCdr(ObjVector) setLastCdr(Structure) setLastCdr(Vector) set(ObjectRepository)
setf(ObjectRepository) setq(BitVector) setq(Boolean) setq(Brick)
setq(Character) setq(Date) setq(Dictionary) setq(Directory)
setq(FltVector) setq(IntVector) setq(Lambda) setq(List)
setq(Matrix) setq(NumVector) setq(Number) setq(ObjVector)
setq(ObjectRepository) setq(PcodeVector) setq(ShortVector) setq(String)
setq(Structure) setq(Symbol) setq(Vector) setq(Void)
sizeof(BitVector) sizeof(Boolean) sizeof(Brick) sizeof(ByteVector)
sizeof(Character) sizeof(Complex) sizeof(Date) sizeof(Dictionary)
sizeof(Directory) sizeof(FltVector) sizeof(Function) sizeof(IntVector)
sizeof(List) sizeof(Matrix) sizeof(NumMatrix) sizeof(NumVector)
sizeof(Number) sizeof(ObjVector) sizeof(ObjectRepository) sizeof(Pair)
sizeof(PcodeVector) sizeof(ShortVector) sizeof(String) sizeof(Structure)
sizeof(Symbol) sizeof(Vector) sizeof(Void) sort(BitVector)
sort(Dictionary) sort(Directory) sort(FltVector) sort(IntVector)
sort(List) sort(Matrix) sort(NumMatrix) sort(NumVector)
sort(ObjVector) sort(ShortVector) sort(Structure) sort(Vector)
string(Complex) string(String) svmRegression(Vector) symbol(Symbol)
type(BitVector) type(Boolean) type(Brick) type(ByteVector)
type(Character) type(Complex) type(Date) type(Dictionary)
type(Directory) type(FltVector) type(Function) type(IntVector)
type(Lambda) type(Matrix) type(NumMatrix) type(NumVector)
type(Number) type(ObjVector) type(ObjectRepository) type(Pair)
type(PcodeVector) type(ShortVector) type(String) type(Structure)
type(Symbol) type(Vector) type(Void) uniqueInsert(FltVector)
uniqueInsert(IntVector) uniqueInsert(Matrix) uniqueInsert(NumMatrix) uniqueInsert(NumVector)
uniqueInsert(ObjVector) uniqueInsert(ShortVector) uniqueInsert(Structure) uniqueInsert(Vector)
vectorFill(BitVector) vectorFill(FltVector) vectorFill(IntVector) vectorFill(Matrix)
vectorFill(NumMatrix) vectorFill(NumVector) vectorFill(ObjVector) vectorFill(ShortVector)
vectorFill(Vector) writeln(ByteVector) writeln(String) writeln(Text)

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