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Function SYMBOL-NAME

Syntax

  • symbol-name symbolname

Arguments and Values

Description

symbol-name returns the name of symbol.

The consequences are undefined if name is ever modified.

Examples

(symbol-name 'temp)

"TEMP"

(symbol-name :start)

"START"

(symbol-name '|lowercase|)

"lowercase"

(symbol-name (gensym))

"G1234" ; for example

Side Effects

None.

Affected By

None.

Exceptional Situations

Should signal an error of type type-error if symbol is not a symbol.

See Also

None.

Notes

None.

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