Lyman S. Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Sunil Mishra <email@example.com> wrote:
| >What I can't figure out is *why* I would want a global variable with
| >lexical binding.
| If you do not follow the convention of labelling your globals with
| "stars on both sides", *<name>*, then there is a possibility that one
| might reuse a global identifier name in a context where only local
| ramifications were intended.
Actually, I would now claim that the proper convention is to label
not "global" but *special* variables with asterisks (which in CL
just so happen to be all globals, but this is not true in Scheme).
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