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bug#7146: (make-symbol "") issues


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#7146: (make-symbol "") issues
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 14:56:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

MON KEY <address@hidden> writes:

> So, IIUC is the rationale for doing this is that there aren't really
> any particularly good reasons to intern the empty string given that
> the reader is incapable of reading it correctly?

The only reason is that it can lead to a crash.  There are plenty of
reasons to shoot yourself in the foot in Lisp in you're determined to do
so; it's not profitable to address them unless a real world problem
surfaces.





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