Subject: Re: Newbie asking for help
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/23
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Steven M. Haflich" <>
| BTW, in an earlier post Erik wrote:
|   You're using a free variable, nlines, in this code.  You should not
|   use a free variable unless you have very specific need for it.  This
|   does not affect the correctness of your code, however.
| I think this is incorrect.  Use of a free, undeclared variable name
| is illegal.

  "Free variable" is orthogonal to "undeclared variable".  Your gripe
  is about "undeclared variables".  I talked about "free variable".
  Please, some precision when you pick nits.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.