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Re: DECLARE SPECIAL Considered Confusing
Date: 11 Jul 86 18:43 PDT
In this message I will give a complete description of my proposal for
declaration scoping. I won't attempt to argue for it on the basis of
``obviousness'' or clarity, though, because I think that there are
people who find each of the two ways of scoping special declarations
confusing. Rather, I like this way of doing things because it satisfies
an important (to me) consistency criterion: the scope of \any/
declaration coincides with a particular lexical identifier scope.
There are six primitive forms in Common Lisp that can both bind
identifiers and carry declarations:
LET LET* FLET LABELS MACROLET LAMBDA
I will describe the scoping rules for declarations in each of these
You forgot DEFUN and DEFMACRO (and similar top-level definers).
Those, I believe, would be unchanged by your proposal, no?