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bug#20640: 24.5; lexical-binding should work like a normal file-local va
bug#20640: 24.5; lexical-binding should work like a normal file-local variable
Mon, 25 May 2015 21:06:47 -0400
Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)
Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>> Allowing it at the end of the file, would require jumping to the end of
>>> the file first, and then starting over from the beginning.
>>> That'd be a very bad requirement.
>> Why? We're going to have to read that page eventually anyway.
> Because we can't read the first page correctly until we know whether it
> should be read in lexical-binding mode or in dynamic-binding mode.
A few years ago, we said (IIUC) it was desirable:
Or have speed-ups in uncompiled code shifted the balance?
(But no-one shows any sign of doing anything, so it's all academic.)