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bug#27177: 26.0.50: Macroexpanding cl-loop and friends (make-symbol usag


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#27177: 26.0.50: Macroexpanding cl-loop and friends (make-symbol usage)
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:17:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Alex <address@hidden> writes:

>> AFAICT `print-circle' and `print-gensym' also control how `prin1'
>> prints.
>
> Does print-circle? Consider:
>
> (prin1 `(cons ,(make-symbol "hello")
>             ,(make-symbol "hello")))
>
> print-gensym certainly makes a difference in the output, but
> print-circle doesn't seem to.

You're producing 2 different symbols, try

    (let ((sym (make-symbol "hello")))
      (prin1 `(cons ,sym ,sym)))

> However, I don't know how prin1 would keep track of the uninterned
> symbols across many different procedure calls, which it would need to do
> for it to know what is being shared.

It looks like `print-continuous-numbering' and `print-number-table'
might be relevant.





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