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Re: lexbind

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: lexbind
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 16:43:22 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> (1) What are good ways to declare certain variables dynamic?
>     `defvar' is the standard way to do that.  CL offers ways to do it inside
>     `declare' macro calls, but I don't think it's an important refinement.

> I am not sure `defvar' is enough.  The reason is that using it to fix
> existing packages may require renaming.

Yes, it may require renaming.  It's usually not a big deal, tho.

>> (2) What packages will break?

>     Hopefully none since the lexbind branch only uses lexical-binding when
>     the code asks for it.

> I did not realize that.  In that case, installing it won't break
> anything.

Modulo bugs, of course,


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