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Re: Anything better for delayed lexical evaluation than (lambda () ...)?

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: Anything better for delayed lexical evaluation than (lambda () ...)?
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:55:09 +0100
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On Wed 14 Dec 2011 22:03, Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

> Noah Lavine <address@hidden> writes:
>> [(the-environment)] is just (call-with-current-continuation),

> In fact it makes me wonder whether `the-environment' and `local-eval'
> could actually be implemented this way.

This prevents the evaluator from running an analysis pass beforehand.
It would also prevent syntax expansion from happening beforehand, I

As an example, Chez Scheme, if it uses the interpreter, actually runs
the cp0 pass (like our peval) before passing code off to the

> Regardless, this is a great way to _think_ about these primitives in
> terms that Schemers can understand, and maybe a selling point too.

It is an interesting thought experiment, yes ;-)



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