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Re: obarray

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: obarray
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:43:45 +0100
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Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:

> uninterned-symbol is an interned symbol. Its *value*
> is the symbol foo, which is not interned; foo
> shouldn't show up in the function you wrote earlier
> in the thread; unless you happen to have interned
> some other symbol by that name -- it would probably
> be clearer if I'd done:
> (setq uninterned-symbol (make-symbol
> "something-you-have-never-typed"))

OK, get it, thank you.

> Now try your function and see if
> something-you-have-never-typed shows up.
> The value of the symbol
> something-you-have-never-typed would then be bar.

Is there a way to confirm this? How can I access a
symbol's value, if the symbol isn't in the obarray? If
it isn't in the obarray, where is it? Is there a buffer
and/or "scope" (i.e. form or process) local/temporary
object array or anything of the like?

Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
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