Subject: Re: Idiot's guide to special variables take 2
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 19 Nov 2002 04:25:24 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Kurt B. Kaiser
| Actually, it is surprising to me (not being that familiar with CL) that
| eval did not do its thing in the environment of the let.  I looked it up,
| and now understand that it uses the global environment.  Why would it be
| designed that way?

  Because it is an ordinary function.

  I am genuinely puzzled: Why is this so hard to grasp?

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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