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Re: lexical-binding is turned on in more use cases

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: lexical-binding is turned on in more use cases
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 22:14:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> > You're probably right that "lexical-scope still isn't the norm for most
> > old school Emacs Lispers", so this change will irk those.  But my
> > impression is that the majority of *new* Elisp packages is using
> > lexical-binding nowadays, and the majority of Elisp snippets I see
> > quoted in StackExchange either work both ways or presume
> > lexical-binding (and then come with additional comments along the lines
> > of "I tried it and it didn't work ... indeed, you need to enable
> > lexical-binding by ... ah yes now it works").
> The above paragraph is sophistry.  Lexical binding in M-: simply isn't
> very useful, even when calling functions compiled with lexical binding.

It's not ok if it's "broken" for you, but it's ok for you if it's
"broken" for all the people who use lexical binding for their code?


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