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10.2.8 *gensym-counter* Variable

Value Type:
a non-negative integer.

Initial Value:
implementation-dependent.

Description:
A number which will be used in constructing the name of the next symbol generated by the function gensym.

*gensym-counter* can be either assigned or bound at any time, but its value must always be a non-negative integer.

Affected By:
gensym.

See Also:
gensym

Notes:
The ability to pass a numeric argument to gensym has been deprecated; explicitly binding *gensym-counter* is now stylistically preferred.

Allegro CL Implementation Details:
None.

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