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Re: obarray


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: obarray
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:32:37 -0500
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > They used a quite exotic name for the symbol so such
> > a collision is unlikely, but strictly speaking, the
> > implementation of dolist is not correct.
> 
> I agree, might as well do it fool-proof. If things can
> go wrong, sometime they will.

It's a tradeoff. If you use uninterned symbols, debugging the macro is 
harder because you can't easily get the value of the temporaries.

The name they chose is so unlikely that a collision will only happen if 
someone is doing it deliberately. We don't worry about such internally 
malicious code.

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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