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Re: Static Scoping versus Dynamic Scoping

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Static Scoping versus Dynamic Scoping
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:19:56 -0400
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> 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...

There was a long discussion about it before the branch was created,
i.e. many years ago.  IIRC Richard was not highly interested but might not
oppose it as long as it didn't make the current code more complex and
ensured 100% backward compatibility.

Since then Miles has done a good bit of the work, but I don't know exactly
what's missing.  I know the trickier part is writing the byte-compiler.
IIRC the interpreter has been working reliably for a while now.


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