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*To*: address@hidden*Subject*: Re: Vectors as functions*From*: Michael Vanier <address@hidden>*Date*: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 11:30:07 -0700*Cc*: address@hidden, address@hidden*In-reply-to*: <nm9y8xuiygs.fsf@scrubbing-bubbles.mit.edu> (message from BruceLewis on 15 Aug 2003 14:10:11 -0400)*References*: <20030814170153.80D4B6BEDE@laime.cs.uchicago.edu><AA236D25-CEA2-11D7-B 291-0003938EB888@web.de><16188.3934.267729.188080@cs.brown.edu><32783.141.154.13.159.1060907724.squirrel@stuff.hrnoc.net><200308150336.h7F3aErQ208596@pimout5-ext.prodigy.net><200308150440.h7F4eEW32071@orchestra.cs.caltech.edu><y9lfzk2lwm7.fsf@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de><200308151658.h7FGwCr15280@orchestra.cs.caltech.edu> <nm9y8xuiygs.fsf@scrubbing-bubbles.mit.edu>*Sender*: address@hidden

> From: Bruce Lewis <brlewis@alum.mit.edu> > Date: 15 Aug 2003 14:10:11 -0400 > > Michael Vanier <mvanier@cs.caltech.edu> writes: > > > I'm thinking of situations where you might have a list of symbols > > representing names (or first-class names) and you might want to set their > > values to a given value, like mapping set! over the list of names. Not > > having names as first-class entities makes that unduly hard. > > If you're sure you want to do it this way, and not use a hash table to > deal with names at run time, then you probably want Common Lisp. > How would you use a hash table to deal with names at run time? [To Mike Sperber] Does "set" in common lisp destroy lexical scoping? I'm not sure exactly what you were getting at, although I dimly understand that there could be a problem. I feel like first-class environments a la MIT scheme are also relevant to this discussion, but I don't really know much about them. Any MIT schemers want to comment? I guess the bottom line is: how much freedom to mess around with the local environment is consistent with lexical scoping? Mike

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