Subject: Re: basic question (probably w/ no good answer)
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/04/08
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <8cmckp$17gqp$>
Erik Naggum  <> wrote:
| * Dave Bakhash <>
| | My guess: don't close off the LET, but keep things nested, even
| | though those final expressions don't need to be inside the LET.
|   my rule of thumb: unless you use a binding form for its progn value,
|   i.e., in situations where you may use only one form, move the subforms
|   that don't need the bindings out of the binding form.  this makes it
|   clear when the scope of the bindings cease to exist, reducing the amount
|   of work a reader of the code would have to go through to figure out that
|   the bindings _don't_ affect these forms...

And also allows the garbage collection of the values of the bindings sooner...


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