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Re: Are symbols garbage collected?

From: Marko Rauhamaa
Subject: Re: Are symbols garbage collected?
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:16:18 +0300
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Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden>:

> I thought they weren't but now I'm not really sure where I got that
> idea from. Does anyone know for sure?

I don't think the language spec says anything about any particular
object or object type being garbage collected. Symbols are first-class
objects and undergo the same treatment as any other object.


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