LispWorks Delivery User Guide > 3 Writing Code Suitable for Delivery > 3.2 Efficiency considerations when coding for delivery


3.2.7 Use of the INTERN and FIND-SYMBOL functions

These functions allow a running program to locate arbitrary symbols. If your application uses them you may need to keep many symbols in the image, along with any associated definitions. See Coping with intern and find-symbol at runtime.

Note: The read function typically calls intern , thus causing the same problems.

LispWorks Delivery User Guide - 22 Dec 2009