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bug#27177: 26.0.50: Macroexpanding cl-loop and friends (make-symbol usag
bug#27177: 26.0.50: Macroexpanding cl-loop and friends (make-symbol usage)
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:20:51 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)
> I've browsed around for a few common loop implementations and they all
> use gensym (CCL uses gentemp) and descriptive naming:
gensym is the indeed what is commonly used in Common-Lisp, whereas
make-symbol is what is commonly used in ELisp.
> I also found a CHICKEN Scheme egg for CL's loop, and it uses gensym (but
> generic names, unfortunately).
Does Scheme have make-symbol or something equivalent?
> If there's a good reason to not use gensym, then that's fine, but if the
> problem is easy enough to work around (perhaps per-expansion counter so
> that it will never realistically hit most-positive-fixnum), then I think
> cl-loop should use it.
I'd prefer to solve it in the printer, but that's just my opinion.
FWIW, I've found print-gensym to be sufficient.