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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Lexical binding -- do we really need it?
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 21:38:35 +0200

> From: Sam Steingold <address@hidden>
> Date: 09 Dec 2001 13:56:04 -0500
> Yes, some of these changes are likely to break some user code.  So?
> Mule, introduced in e20, made it impossible for me to read and write
> Cyrillic - until it got fixed a year later (or something).

The example is not really relevant.  The breakage caused by Mule was
due to bugs and misunderstandings.  That's a far cry from breaking
things on purpose.

There's no reason to use extreme--ad absurdum--arguments to make a

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