/jen’sim/ (From the MacLISP for “generated symbol”) To invent a new name for something temporary, in such a way that the name is almost certainly not in conflict with one already in use.
The canonical form of a gensym is “Gnnnn” where nnnn represents a number; any LISP hacker would recognise G0093 (for example) as a gensym. Gensymmed names are useful for storing or uniquely identifying crufties.
- Gensym corporation
company A company that supplies software and services for intelligent operations management. Common applications include quality management, process optimisation, dynamic scheduling, network management, energy and environmental management, and process modelling and simulation. Their products include G2. (http://gensym.com/). (1999-10-31)
- Gensym standard interface
programming (GSI) A set of C libraries and programming tools used to interface G2 to external systems. Commercially available bridges are available to SCADA systems and PLCs. (1997-02-11)
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