Concatenating atoms

Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Tue Feb 1 11:46:11 CET 2005

--- "Thomas Johnsson XA (LN/EAB)"
<thomas.xa.johnsson@REDACTED> wrote:

> So it ought to be a fairly fast operation to check
> whether the concatenation of two atoms 
> exist already in the atom table?

To chime in a bit:

It _would_ be useful to have some way to check whether
an atom with a given name already exists. Compiler
writers and other "gensym users" would appreciate it
(at least some -- me -- would). 

Come to think of it, good old Lisp gensym would come
in handy too.


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