Reply To: gensym every output string?


Timothy Place

It’s a hash table internally, so it should scale fairly well but symbol-table bloating is still a potential problem. You wouldn’t want to gensym() a string for the current time to display for every second as an example.

Another way to pass strings without adding to the symbol table is to use dictionaries. For me, this would be a lot more convenient than using Jitter matrices, but your mileage may vary…

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Jul 31, 2013 at 9:04am #257688