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Re: Running a lisp script


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Running a lisp script
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:01:07 +0200

On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 08:06, David Combs <address@hidden> wrote:

> Too late at night for me to remember the name of the "scheme", but
> Perl added it via its (sic) "local" variables.   AH -- dynamic binding,
> that's what it's called.  Which Elisp doesn't have, being derived from
> MacLisp thinking.
>
> That was a long time ago.  Is what I remember actually a correct memory?

I think you've mixed a bit lexical and dynamic scoping (Perl "local"
is indeed dynamic scoping, but Scheme's novelty was lexical scoping,
which Common Lisp copied).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexical_scope#Lexical_scoping_and_dynamic_scoping

    Juanma



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