This generic function can be called by users.
The system-supplied primary method for reinitialize-instance checks the validity of initargs and signals an error if an initarg is supplied that is not declared as valid. The method then calls the generic function shared-initialize with the following arguments: the instance, nil (which means no slots should be initialized according to their initforms), and the initargs it received.
The system-supplied primary method for reinitialize-instance signals an error if an initarg is supplied that is not declared as valid.
Initargs are declared as valid by using the
:initarg option to defclass, or by defining methods for reinitialize-instance or shared-initialize. The keyword name of each keyword parameter specifier in the lambda list of any method defined on reinitialize-instance or shared-initialize is declared as a valid initialization argument name for all classes for which that method is applicable.