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Re: Trouble with lexical-binding.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Trouble with lexical-binding.
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:34:05 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> You're right: it's not a closure any more.  That seems to be an
> uncomfortable inconsistency with lambda: whether or not it generates a
> lambda or a closure depends on when and how it's evaluated.

No, it's simply that `(...) is an expression which returns a list.  In
your case this list starts with the `lambda' symbol.  If you want to get
a closure from it, you need to pass that list to `eval'.

> I hope you'll forgive me pointing out that the doc string and section in
> the elisp manual haven't been updated to describe these complications.

I don't know which doc-string to change, nor how.  Same for the Elisp
manual section.


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