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bug#23781: 25.0.95; read-string with HIST lexically bound


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#23781: 25.0.95; read-string with HIST lexically bound
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:26:45 -0400

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 7:18 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think we should be a little more specific, not
>> just give examples, something like:
>>
>>     Note that functions which take a symbol argument (like
>>     ‘symbol-value’, ‘boundp’, and ‘set’) can only retrieve or modify a
>>     variable’s dynamic binding (i.e., the contents of its symbol’s
>>     value cell).
>
> Be even more specific: A Lisp symbol is a dynamic thing.
> It is an object.  Lexical binding has nothing to do with symbols.
> A given _name_ in code can sometimes be lexically bound.

Hmm, this threatens to get a little philosophical, but that seems to
contradict earlier text in the same node:

       Here is how lexical binding works.  Each binding construct
    defines a “lexical environment”, specifying the symbols that are
    bound within the construct and their local values.  When the Lisp
    evaluator wants the current value of a variable, it looks first in
    the lexical environment; if the variable is not specified in
    there, it looks in the symbol’s value cell, where the dynamic
    value is stored.





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