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Re: Static Scoping versus Dynamic Scoping

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Static Scoping versus Dynamic Scoping
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 17:58:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> I read somewhere that in the future dynamic scoping of variables in Emacs
> Lisp will be replaced with static scoping.

You're confused.  There is some work going on which attempts to *add*
static scoping (more seriously than provided by CL's lexical-let macro).
But there's no intention to drop dynamic scoping: it would break about 99%
of existing Lisp code.


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