Subject: Re: Cons Cell Representation---`sameness' again
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/04/07
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Vassil Nikolov <>
| Also note that from the point of view of a `microscope-enabled' observer
| who has access to the bit strings stored in the cons cells there are many
| many more than 3 representations because cons cells at different machine
| addresses would be distinguishable.

  in what way is EQ not microscope-enabled, and how could you get more than
  three different representations of a _single_ list like this, unless you
  compare a cons cell from one list's representation and a cons cell from
  _another_ list's representation, but that seems a rather silly argument
  and not dependent on "bit strings" at all.  what did I miss?