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Re: Static Scoping versus Dynamic Scoping


From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Static Scoping versus Dynamic Scoping
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 22:44:22 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.990 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

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

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

I'm curious about this.  I know about the branch for this but I
haven't seen any discussion about merging it to the main line...

Tom





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