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Re: table.el

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: table.el
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 17:21:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Tak Ota <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for the explanation with good examples.  I completely
> understand what "lexical binding" is now.  Once this is implemented
> the next section has to be re-written as a historical event.
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-paper.html#SEC17
> It is a bit pity for me because I like this unique characteristic of
> Lisp.  No other language I usually deal with provides this capability.

What is a pity?  All you need is (defvar foo) and then binding foo via
let behaves like before.  Is that not enough?

And Miles suggests being able to declare foo as special, so that even
no defvar is required.

Simplification good!  Oversimplification bad!  (Larry Wall)

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