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Re: Defining functions within functions?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Defining functions within functions?
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 23:28:33 +0200
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On 2016-05-23, at 07:34, Eric Abrahamsen <> wrote:

> 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!

Or cl-flet.  But thanks anyway (and I learned about cl-flet when reading
about cl-labels!).

> Eric


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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