Subject: Re: symbol in macro From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 31 Aug 2002 17:51:14 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Software Scavenger | but it seems vaguely wrong to me because intern gives me the vague | impression of being for creating the symbol when it doesn't exist. This is just plain wrong. The purpose of `intern´ is to return the symbol with the name you specify. If the symbol does not exist, is it created. If you really want an existing symbol, use `find-symbol´, instead. | In my case, the name of the symbol is a constant, known to the macro, and it | would be an error for the symbol to not exist at macro expansion time. I | was vaguely wondering if there was something simpler than intern, something | read-only, which could use the fact that the symbol name is a constant, even | though the package is unknown. The HyperSpec has a pointer to `find-symbol´ in the entry for `intern´ in the See Also section. Why do you not use the references when they are so readily available to you? -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.