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Re: A different approach

felix winkelmann scripsit:

> If I want to generate a unique tag, I can just as well use a vector or pair.


> And if I want to avoid symbol clashes GUIDs should be sufficient. The
> question is
> just how often we need unique symbols (when things can be done with other
> methods). 

Code generation is of course the primary use-case for uninterned symbols.
For this use, GUIDs are too heavyweight to generate and "too unique";
one typically does not need such strong uniqueness.

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