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Re: Lexical binding -- do we really need it?

From: Colin Walters
Subject: Re: Lexical binding -- do we really need it?
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 01:50:30 -0500
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I've looked over the code Miles wrote, and I see it is simple and
> clean enough, as an implementation of lexical binding in Emacs.
> Whether we really want the feature of lexical binding in Emacs is
> another, deeper question.

I think we do.  For one thing, it will helpful if elisp authors start
thinking about (and optionally using) lexical binding, for surely when
we replace the elisp interpreter entirely, the new language will use
lexical scope by default.  So this is a good first step in the right

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