gensym

gensym

(library)
/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.
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Lowell Hawkinson, Gensym Chairman and CEO, said, "The Company presently has a strong Board comprised of its two senior executives and co-founders and four distinguished outside members, including Thomas Swithenbank, who joined the Board in 1997, and Barry R.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSM), a leading provider of rule engine software for mission-critical solutions, today announced an update regarding internal financial reviews.
HAMBRECHT & QUIST TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Gensym Corp.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSME), a leading provider of rule engine software for mission-critical solutions, today announced that its partner General Atomics (GA), one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development, has selected Gensym's flagship G2(R) rule-engine software for a new intelligent power system management solution.
Gensym will focus its efforts and resources on enhancing its core products and services and continuing to provide superior value for its worldwide customer base.
As part of the upgrade project, Gensym and CH2M HILL have just begun work to enhance TMACS's condition detection capabilities.
We want to thank Lowell for his many years of service to Gensym and we wish him well in his future endeavors," said Mr.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSM), a leading provider of rule engine software for mission-critical solutions, today announced that Canadian Forces Experimentation Center (CFEC) and Defence Research and Development Canada's (DRDC) Center for Operational Research and Analysis (CORA) have selected Gensym's G2(R) rule-engine software products to support concept development and experimentation work on mission-critical planning decisions, including those for command and control, defense of Canada, and logistics.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSM), today announced that its Audit Committee has undertaken a detailed review of the accounting for certain software license and service agreement transactions entered into during fiscal years 2004 and 2005.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSM), a leading provider of rule engine software for mission-critical solutions, today announced a major upgrade of its G2(R) NeurOn-Line(R) software product for predicting variables in processes that impact business performance.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSM), a leading provider of rule engine software for mission-critical solutions, today announced a major upgrade of its G2 Optegrity(TM) product for ensuring continuity of critical industrial operations including for those in manufacturing, utilities, aerospace, and transportation.
0 offers tremendous value to the market and to our current users - this release is ReThink's most significant upgrade in over three years," said Lowell Hawkinson, Gensym chairman, president, and CEO.