eq and hashing (was Re: [plt-scheme] How to make unit functors?)

From: Joe Marshall (jrm at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu May 29 14:07:33 EDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robby Findler" <robby at cs.uchicago.edu>

> And yes, the real problem is that symbols can be gc'd -- technically,
> the problem is that I can observe that symbols are gc'd and re-created
> as non-eq things.

I'd like to re-characterize this.  The real problem is that you can see a
effect of interning, to wit, the `allocation' of a hash code.

Wouldn't it suffice to make symbol hashing insensitive to their physical

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