Symbols as parameters?

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at
Thu Jan 21 12:58:51 CET 2010

* Stefan Behnel:
> Alf P. Steinbach, 21.01.2010 11:38:
>> * Carl Banks:
>>> On Jan 20, 11:43 pm, Martin Drautzburg <Martin.Drautzb... at>
>> [snip]
>>>> What I am really looking for is a way
>>>>         - to be able to call move(up)
>>>>         - having the "up" symbol only in the context of the function
>>>> call
>>> Short answer is, you can't do it.
>> On the contrary, it's not difficult to do.
>> I provided an example in my answer to the OP (first reply in the thread).
> Erm, no, you didn't. You showed a) how to pass a string constant into a
> function and b) how to pass a value from a bound variable. None of that is
> helpful to the OP's problem.

Perhaps look again at that example. It demonstrates exactly what the OP asks for.

Cheers & hth.,

- Alf

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