Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Mark S. Miller erights at
Fri Sep 27 05:24:44 PDT 2013

That's fine for an unregistered Symbol, i.e., one created by calling the
Symbol constructor. What about a registered Symbol, i.e., one created by
calling Symbol.for?

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 6:03 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> Mark S. Miller <mailto:erights at>
>> September 26, 2013 6:01 PM
>> Hi Yehuda, I think I understand everything on your list except "debugger
>> friendly names". I agree that seeing a GUID in a debugger is unfriendly,
>> and I understand why a debugger would not show a Symbol that way. But how
>> would a debugger show a Symbol? Where does a Symbol's debugger-friendly
>> name come from?
> The actual parameter to the Symbol constructor, converted to string.
> /be

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