Hi Alex,

On Tuesday 13 of November 2012 15:41:36 you wrote:
> Yes. ONLY the reader interns transient symbols in the transient symbol
> table. And also only for a predictable time, because that table is
> cleared by '====', or before/after 'load'. This is the intended
> behavior, and that's why these symbols are called "transient".
> All other functions producing transient symbols (like 'pack') do not
> intern the resulting symbols. This would introduce a lot of overhead,
> and we would also lose the advantage of the uniqueness of transient
> symbols.

thanks for explanation, makes sense now. 

Moreover, now I get the passage on `funarg problem' in FAQ, and how use of 
transient symbols can solve it.

dexen deVries


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.
                -- Alvy Ray Smith
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