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Re: labels usage

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: labels usage
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:07:38 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>   (labels ((fx (arg) arg))
>     (setq fn 'fx))

'fx evaluates to the *symbol* `fx', not the *function* `fx'.  In Elisp
until Emacs-24, you can use pretty much interchangeably a function and
the symbol to which it is bound, but with lexical scoping this is not
true any more.  CL's `labels' used to follow the "Elisp tradition" and
looked inside `quote' to turn that symbol into a reference to the
locally defined function.  But that was fundamentally a bug.


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