[Ecls-list] Special symbols that might benefit from implicit locking or thread-local bindings

Matthew Mondor mm_lists at pulsar-zone.net
Mon Aug 1 18:41:22 UTC 2011

On Mon, 01 Aug 2011 07:09:32 -0700
Antony <lisp.linux at gmail.com> wrote:

> the counter is used *only* for the purpose of *naming* the gensyms.
> the counter has nothing to with the uniqueness of symbol objects 
> generated by gensym
> the counter does help with symbol names to look distinct but that is not 
> a requirement

Although this statement at first surprised me, I then reread the
hyperspec page on gensym and I think that you're right.


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