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Re: How do I really do this?

From: Christopher Cramer
Subject: Re: How do I really do this?
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 19:13:17 -0600
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On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 03:52:15PM -0800, Bruce Korb wrote:
> I've tried:
>   (define (string->symbol (function-returning-string))
>           (value-function))

You need to use eval to do something like this.

guile> (eval `(define ,(string->symbol "foo") 'bar) (current-module))
guile> foo

Not sure why you'd want to avoid explicitly using a hash table. That's
pretty much what define does anyway.

Christopher Cramer <address@hidden> <>
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