# . -- access to elements whose key is a symbol

## Description

x.k -- the same as x#(global k), i.e., treat k as a global symbol and provide the value stored in the hash table x under the key k.

May also be used in an assignment.

 i1 : x = new MutableHashTable; i2 : x.k = 444 o2 = 444 i3 : x.k o3 = 444 i4 : peek x o4 = MutableHashTable{k => 444}

## See also

• # -- length or access to elements
• .? -- check for presence of elements whose key is a symbol
• global -- get a global symbol

## For the programmer

The object . is .