[plt-scheme] immutable strings vs. uninterned symbols

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryan_sml at yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Jun 6 20:27:04 EDT 2006

--- Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:

> On Jun  6, Doug Orleans wrote:
> > Doug Orleans writes:
> >  > (Are there other differences?  Garbage collection maybe?)
> > 
> > The MzScheme manual says that interned symbols are only weakly
> > held by the internal symbol table, which seems to imply that
> > uninterned symbols are never garbage collected.
> No, it means that the references to the uninterned symbols are not
> preventing them from being GCed.


I don't think that uninterned symbols are held in the internal symbol
table at all... hence "uninterned."


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