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Re: convert strings to symbol

From: Nicholas Sandow
Subject: Re: convert strings to symbol
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:17:13 +1000

On 16/06/2008, at 11:03 PM, address@hidden wrote:

Does someone have an idea how to convert a string object to a symbol?
One purpose would be some kind of variable substitution :

(setq y "z")
(setq x "y")
(print  ..? x ....) -> "z"

Thanks in advance.

Have you looked at (intern "foo") or (make-symbol "foo") ? Do they do what you want?

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