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Re: "Bringing GNU Emacs to Native Code" at the European Lisp Symposium

From: Andrea Corallo
Subject: Re: "Bringing GNU Emacs to Native Code" at the European Lisp Symposium
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:55:34 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Drew,

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> 1. It's a good paper, and the work sounds great.

Thanks that's appreciated

> 2. FWIW, I don't agree with this prognostication
> or point of view, from the paper, starting after
> "since":
>  "The proposed compiler focuses on generating
>   code for the new lexically scoped dialect only,
>   since the dynamic one is considered obsolete
>   and close to deprecation."
> Dunno who, besides perhaps Stefan, considers
> dynamic binding in Elisp to be "obsolete and
> close to deprecation".  That would be a mistake.
> IMO, Emacs Lisp should, like Common Lisp and for
> even stronger reasons, continue to make use of
> both dynamic and lexical binding.  Each has its
> uses in Elisp.

As the reference in the previous phrase explains this is just about what
we control in Emacs with the `lexical-binding' variable.

Apologies if you think this could have been phrased better, I hope the
misunderstanding is clarified.




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