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Re: [PATCH] (Symbol Primitives): Add symbol, list->symbol, symbol-append

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: [PATCH] (Symbol Primitives): Add symbol, list->symbol, symbol-append.
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 00:41:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Mark Polesky <address@hidden> writes:

> Mark Polesky wrote:
>> Did I do this right? If so, could someone apply this patch? I
>> didn't quite follow all the details in doc/maint/README, perhaps
>> because I'm on Windows, and I don't use emacs. Let me know.

Hi Mark,

Many thanks for contributing this patch.  As it is more than a few
lines, we would need to get a copyright assignment from you before we
could incorporate it into Guile.  If you'd be willing to do that,
please reply to me off-list and I'll send you the relevant

There's also one technical problem with the patch: the new doc says
"newly allocated", which is wrong because these procedures all return
interned symbols - which means that an important aspect of them is
that they will return an existing symbol if there is one with the
right name.

Would you like to propose some new wording to allow for this?
Alternatively, and assuming that you're happy to do the copyright
assignment, I'm sure I could think up something when I apply the


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