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Re: Are two symbols `equal' iff they are `eq'?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Are two symbols `equal' iff they are `eq'?
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2015 09:44:10 +0200

On 2015-08-09, at 03:52, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:
>> As in the subject; neither the manual nor the
>> docstring for `equal' are very clear on this. (The
>> docstring for `equal' says: "Symbols must match
>> exactly.", which -- I would guess -- means `eq', but
>> I'm not sure.)
> If x and y are `equal' iff they are `eq', wouldn't
> that make those functions equivalent?

You didn't read my question.

And I did expermients, much like you suggested.  Only with symbols
(which I asked about), not cons cells/lists.


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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