uninterned symbols

From: Jonathan Berry <Jonathan.Berry_at_elon.edu>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 10:14:24 -0500

Last September, this mailing list helped figure out a problem
I was having when I tried to used symbols generated by
"gensym" as hash-table keys. The problem turned out to be
that the 4.0.0 gensym produced "uninterned" symbols, while
the 3.99.4 gensym had produced symbols. By the time we knew
the problem, however, the semester had hit me and I had no
more time.

Now I am back at it, and I see that 4.0.1 didn't solve the
problem. Symbols generated by gensym are still not usable as
hash-table keys. I suppose I will write my own my-gensym
function, but I wonder if this issue will be addressed in
future releases.

        Jon Berry
Jonathan Berry
Email: Jonathan.Berry_at_elon.edu
Elon College
Received on Thu Jan 06 2000 - 16:14:55 CET

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