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Re: Y Store /Closures
Maybe because they didn't understand either how to implement them or why
they're important? ;-)
Only half joking...
> From: eli rosenberg <email@example.com>
> Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:58:41 -0600
> In accordance with Greenspun's 10th rule, why
> didn't they add closures to their run time environment?
> Any number of books cover implementations of
> closures and nested scoping (as in Pascal)...
> > From: Paul Graham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Date: 2003/02/25 Tue AM 07:19:36 CST
> > To: email@example.com
> > CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Y Store now C++
> > BTW, I should add that most Y Store users still probably
> > use the Lisp version at this point. They're doing a
> > gradual rollout, and you have to explicitly choose to
> > "upgrade" to the new version. The feature they had to take
> > out because of closures is actually a fairly important one,
> > so I suspect many users never will upgrade.
> > --pg