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Re: [PATCH] Implement `the-environment' and `local-eval' in evaluator

From: Peter TB Brett
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Implement `the-environment' and `local-eval' in evaluator
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:00:46 +0000
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

>> * I still wouldn't be surprised if `local-eval' does the wrong thing if
>>   (current-module) is different from what it was when the associated
>>   `primitive-eval' was called.
> Before anyone even _defines_ what the "right thing" would be, there is
> little point in worrying about this.  I don't think that `local-eval'
> 1.8 documented any behavior for this case (well, it did not document any
> behavior for a lot of cases).
> So it probably makes sense to look afterwards what will happen without
> special precautions, and unless that is spectacularly useless or
> inconsistent, call it the "right thing" by definition.

Maybe it makes even more sense (at this stage) to state that the
behaviour in this case is undefined?


Peter Brett <address@hidden>
Remote Sensing Research Group
Surrey Space Centre

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