Subject: Re: special variables From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 09 Sep 2002 21:32:16 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Aleksandr Skobelev | Could you elaborate on this in more details, please? I need some motivation to do that. | I didn't have an intent to get an absolutely correct description of | variables evaluation mechanism but just a somewhat simplificated model that | able to lit a some light on the topic for a person that is not a Lisp | expert. This is the opposite of motivation for me. Some of us here actually spend a lot of time trying to get things absolutely correct, only to be met with a strong desire to get it less than correct and highly confused. This is not rewarding. | But, after looking in HyperSpecs and in proposal that has been mentioned by | Kent Pitman (thank you, Kent, it is very useful), I still don't understand | what 'is just plain wrong' in my message. Then you do not understand what you wrote, either. > If symbol isn't declared as a special one, then in LET form Lisp will try to > find binding in lexical scope first, and then, if failed, in global scope. This is not true. It is horribly confused. | So, I hope, you will help me to understand in what. I no longer know where you went wrong, so I cannot help you. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.