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Re: Defining functions within functions?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Defining functions within functions?
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 13:34:45 +0800
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Marcin Borkowski <> writes:

> Hi all,
> I have a long function with quite a few (even nested) lambdas inside.
> I decided to refactor it so that it becomes more readable.  Since I use
> lexical scoping, simply changing the lambdas into defuns defined
> elsewhere won't work.
> In Scheme, one would probably use define inside another define.  Is it
> a good idea to use a (cl-)defun within a defun in Elisp to obtain
> a closure in this situation?  If not, what is a better way?

Sounds like a job for cl-labels!


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