Subject: Re: (let ((..)) (eval '(arbitray expression)))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 01:59:57 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* D. Goel <>
| PS: Several people wrote back explaining to me that elisp has dynamic
| scoping and CL has lexical.  Yeah, i understand that (atleast i think
| i do.. some of it.. :-) even though i did confuse dynamic scoping ith
| dynamic extent in a footnote).  What i had wanted to do was to have
| all my CL code, which was defined using lexical scope (and this can't
| be changed) behave as if it had been declared using dynamic scope, as
| far as the eval is concerned..  i guess that is too silly a demand..

  No, it is not.  The answer you seek is progv.  I have replied to this
  three times, now.  I guess the reason you do not respond to it is that
  you have to do some homework to value this answer.  However, there is no
  point in explaining anything more to you until you go do your howework
  and learn what progv does.  It takes time to explain, and the standard
  does it very well.  If you have questions, they should be based on your
  understanding of its specification.
  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.

  70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.