[Rd] Wondering about methods (selecting a less specialized method)

Byron Ellis ellis at stat.harvard.edu
Mon Dec 11 20:55:23 CET 2006

Hi All,

I find myself wondering if there is a canonical means of achieving the
multiple-dispatch version of 'super'? Specifically, I have a set of

A, B, X and Y where B extends A

and a method Foo with the signature (X,A,Y) and I'd like to implement
Foo with the signature (X,B,Y) such that it calls Foo_(X,A,Y) and then
does "other stuff." This gets a bit complicated with multiple
inheritance but at the moment the best I can think to do is an
explicit call to selectMethod.

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