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- To: email@example.com
- Subject: #, implementation
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra J Loosemore)
- Date: Tue, 21 Jun 88 08:53:15 MDT
The question of efficiency of referencing a constant data structure
created with #, versus referencing a special variable has been raised.
I have never really studied an implementation of #, so I don't have
much of a feel for this. Can any of you folks comment on what happens
in your implementation? The person who raised the issue thought that #,
would be much faster, but my gut feeling is that it would be about the
Also, I'm curious to know: what does your reader return for #, and how
does the compiler recognize it when it's buried inside of a QUOTE form?