Symbols, Protocols, Frames, and Versioning
Mark S. Miller
erights at google.com
Thu Oct 4 13:54:10 PDT 2012
It depends what you mean by "associating". What do you have in mind?
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com>wrote:
> Presumably, this concern would also apply to associating programmer
> supplied debug info with symbols
> "Mark S. Miller" <erights at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com>wrote:
>> Note that in most cases, you want to look up an already interned symbol
>> name rather than intern a new one.
> One of the beautiful things about interning is that it is a pure function,
> and so does not provide a communications channel. If one frame could test
> whether some other frame somewhere had already interned a given name, you'd
> have an unpluggable cross-frame communications channel.
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