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Re: Are "proper" closures used in Emacs sources?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Are "proper" closures used in Emacs sources?
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:22:32 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I've put a print in `byte-compile-make-closure' and did a bootstrap.
> I'm counting 7289 occurrences in the Emacs code base.  Is this a correct
> estimation?

Probably, but I suspect most of them are in the "downward funarg"
category, i.e. they'd work just as well with dynamic scope because they
don't outlive their own scope.


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