Some articles on symbol, uninterned symbol:
... (See next point) Temporary symbol creation In some programming languages, it is possible for a new variable name, or symbol, to be generated and bound to a temporary location ... used in MacLisp, where a function named gensym could be used to generate a new symbol name ... Read-time Uninterned Symbol This is similar to the first solution in that a single name is shared by multiple expansions of the same macro ...
Famous quotes containing the word symbol:
“The glance is natural magic. The mysterious communication established across a house between two entire strangers, moves all the springs of wonder. The communication by the glance is in the greatest part not subject to the control of the will. It is the bodily symbol of identity with nature. We look into the eyes to know if this other form is another self, and the eyes will not lie, but make a faithful confession what inhabitant is there.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)