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Re: lexical mumblings

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: lexical mumblings
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 15:49:17 -0400

> I am not interested in changing Emacs Lisp to be lexically scoped.  It
> would be a major incompatible change.  We want to make Emacs support
> Scheme, and one byproduct of that will be the availability of lexical
> scoping.  But the Emacs Lisp language will always use dynamic scope.

I agree that there's a large risk of incompatibility, but I don't think
anybody here is interested in lexical-elisp unless it is sufficiently
backward compatible to make the compatibility issue negligible.
I strongly believe that we can get very close to 100% compatibility.


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