Subject: Re: Idiot's guide to special variables take 2 From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 18 Nov 2002 18:19:14 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Rob Warnock | Well, it *can*, of course, access any new lexical bindings introduced in | the expression being EVAL'd, as well as any lexical bindings previously | closed over by functions called by the EVAL'd code. You didn't really | mean to exclude those when you said "/no/ lexical ones", did you? I fail to grasp what the problem is. The function `eval´ is no different from any other function. That is the key. No other function can access the caller's lexical environment, either. WTF is so special about `eval´ that it needs all this bogus attention? Yes, you call a function that has captured some lexical bindings, but that does not change the fact that function /calls/ in Common Lisp do not, cannot, know anything about the caller's lexical environment. -- 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.