Convert String to function name


#22

Constructing a function name and defining it is quite common (not just in my package). What confused me is the OP’s desire to construct a function name and look up its binding; where is that needed?


#23

Indeed, I have done quite a bit of metaprogramming in Julia, and can’t recall the last time I had to get a function from a symbol. Typically this might suggest that macros are doing work at macro expansion time that should really be done by generated code at runtime instead.


#24

Indeed, this was really useful discussion. Thank you.