Symbols, Protocols, Frames, and Versioning
allen at wirfs-brock.com
Thu Oct 4 10:06:40 PDT 2012
presumably, looking up "iterator" in a registry of string/symbol key value pairs. Creating a new entry if one isn't present, and regardless returning the symbol value associated with the string.
public @iterator = Symbol('iterator');
conceptually could just as easily be expressed as:
public @iterator = RegistryOfWellKnownSymbols.lookup('iterator');
On Oct 4, 2012, at 10:01 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:
> Dave Herman mentioned another idea: intern'ing strings as symbols. You'd lose uniqueness but avoid colliding with any string. So
> public @iterator = Symbol.intern('iterator');
> Is this much better than just using 'iterator' or dunder-iterator?
> Apologies, but what would interning a string as a symbol mean?
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