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Re: Always using let*

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Always using let*
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:22:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> Lisps such as Common Lisp were specifically designed with this
> parallel evaluation in mind.  The spec (and CLTL(2)) specifically
> emphasizes the inherent parallelism (independence) here that
> implies the *possibility* of parallel evaluation.

I simply claim that this is bogus.  Only the var-binding is "parallel", not
the computation of each value.  So it's a "parallel binding" semantics,
but it has nothing to do with efficient execution on multiple
execution units.


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