[armedbear-devel] Idea to fix ticket 79: identical uninterned symbols coalesced in fasl

Alan Ruttenberg alanruttenberg at gmail.com
Sun May 2 11:36:23 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 3:38 AM, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 2:03 AM, Alan Ruttenberg
> <alanruttenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Well, I liked the idea of the terseness of the dispatch macro. That's all.
>> What if some user similarly likes it? Can what your propose interfere
>> with a legal use extension?
> This would happen in a separate readtable (one which is never bound to
> *readtable*), which is indeed past any compile-time macro processing.
> User-defined :load-toplevel switching of readtables will also still be
> supported.

Thanks. For better or worse, it seems macro processing is *never* gone
in lisp, with load-time-value and eval-when's possibly calling (or
causing to have called) read, and I've been burned by my own lack of
consideration of possible other system use of the reader macros I've


> I guess that is the more technical variant of Tobias' answer.
> Bye,
> Erik.

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