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Re: Is gentemp or gensym "safe"?

From: Michael Livshin
Subject: Re: Is gentemp or gensym "safe"?
Date: 25 Apr 2001 18:50:40 +0300
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Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

> ISTR that common-lisp solved this by having gensym return names from a
> reserved namspace that were supposed to globally unique...

it's even simpler: CL gensym generates unreadable symbols, so there's
simply no way you can use such a symbol in a program.

I'd rather we figured a way to make the hygienic macro stuff fast

> So I guess that perhaps trying to use syntax-case might be better,
> though I'm less familiar with it :<

common problem, it seems.  but it does implement the regular
`syntax-rules' thingy from R5RS.


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