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Re: emacs and guile (Re: ehelp woes, or why I hate a module that I love


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: emacs and guile (Re: ehelp woes, or why I hate a module that I love so much)
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 16:16:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.3.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:

|> > > I'm pretty sure that Scheme's symbol-name (if such a function exists)
|> > > returns a brand new string.
|> > 
|> > Which would be another difference -- retrieving the name twice would
|> > give two values not "eq?" while in Emacs Lisp they are "eq".  So is
|> > *that* property something that anyone might rely on in their Lisp code?
|> 
|> I don't think I've ever seen code rely on it, but I like it from
|> a performance point of view.

If you care about performance you should eq the symbols, not their names.

Andreas.

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