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Re: fluids for dynamic scoping

From: Viktor Pavlenko
Subject: Re: fluids for dynamic scoping
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 19:59:08 -0400

>>>>> "MK" == Matthias Koeppe <address@hidden> writes:

    MK> There has been discussion in the mailing list regarding
    MK> FLUID-LET, which (despite its name) has nothing to do with
    MK> fluids (and which you didn't use).  FLUID-LET tries to
    MK> simulate dynamic scoping using DYNAMIC-WIND and SET!, which
    MK> fails in a multi-threaded environment.

Sorry to revive the dead horse but what is the healthy position on the
dynamic scoping in scheme (and guile in particular)? I've read
elsewhere that dynamic scoping in LISP started as a bug and was
denounced many times since as inappropriate.


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