Commit 0d7f0ea9 authored by Attila Lendvai's avatar Attila Lendvai
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added symbolicate

parent d03b7bf2
......@@ -134,4 +134,6 @@
;; new additions collected at the end
......@@ -38,3 +38,16 @@ PACKAGE."
GENSYM using (if provided) as the argument."
(loop repeat length
collect (gensym x)))
(defun symbolicate (&rest things)
"Concatenate together the names of some strings and symbols,
producing a symbol in the current package."
(let* ((length (reduce #'+ things
:key (lambda (x) (length (string x)))))
(name (make-array length :element-type 'character)))
(let ((index 0))
(dolist (thing things (values (intern name)))
(let* ((x (string thing))
(len (length x)))
(replace name x :start1 index)
(incf index len))))))
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