Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at
Thu Sep 26 16:34:03 PDT 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM, David Herman <dherman at> wrote:

> On Sep 26, 2013, at 4:26 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at> wrote:
> > Thinking about this in terms of tooling, at even the terminal level,
> might look like this:
> No no, the GUID doesn't go in user land objects. It only goes in the
> registry. The user land objects only use the symbol. The GUID is just the
> entry into the registry, used internally by the serialize library.
> IOW, I'm saying that symbols are better than obfuscated strings because
> *even if you use obfuscated strings* for managing the installation of
> globally shared symbols, those obfuscated strings are internal to the
> library and not exposed to client code or client objects. The client
> objects just use the clean symbol.

Thanks for the additional clarifying points :)

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