Use list name as string

Rhodri James rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 5 01:09:08 CET 2009


On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 17:23:55 -0000, Vincent Davis  
<vincent at vincentdavis.net> wrote:

> I guess what I am saying is that it does not seem like I am adding any
> information that is not already there when I have to enter that list and
> list name after all they are the same.
> Thanks

But you are.  Consider just for a moment what happens when you execute
savedata([1, 2, 3, 55]).

Fundamentally, the concept of a single unique name for any object isn't
something built into the language (or, indeed, most languages I can think
of).  An object can have no names (though it'll promptly get garbage
collected if it isn't assigned to a name somehow), or just as easily
one or many names.

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Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses



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