Subject: Re: LETBIND (why Tcl is more powerful than CL)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/07/23
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Marco Antoniotti <>
| Which means that you'd have to code walk the RHSs and collect all
| possible free references to the outer environent, and then establish
| all the proper temporaries in the fashion I'd proposed.

  wouldn't it be enough to collect the variables actually bound by the
  form, collect all the values and then bind them in one fell swoop?  it
  appears to me that the problem is caused by the failure to obey the
  expected order of evaluation and binding.

  suppose we blasted all politicians into space.
  would the SETI project find even one of them?