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bug#7146: (make-symbol "") issues

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#7146: (make-symbol "") issues
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:30:35 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> CommonLisp has a |....| syntax
> I don't think it is a good idea to add a new special character, so ##
> would still be my choice.

Another approach is to follow the same idea as with "#:" ("#: is
immediately followed by <sym> so if it's followed by something that's
not appropriate it means <sym> is empty").
I.e. "#N=" could be used for the empty interned symbol.


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