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;;; copy-symbol.lisp
;;;
;;; Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Peter Graves
;;; $Id$
;;;
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(in-package #:system)

;;; From CMUCL.

(defun copy-symbol (symbol &optional (copy-props nil) &aux new-symbol)
  (declare (type symbol symbol))
  (setq new-symbol (make-symbol (symbol-name symbol)))
  (when copy-props
    (when (boundp symbol)
      (set new-symbol (symbol-value symbol)))
    (setf (symbol-plist new-symbol) (copy-list (symbol-plist symbol)))
    (when (fboundp symbol)
      (setf (symbol-function new-symbol) (symbol-function symbol))))
  new-symbol)