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Re: another take on hackers and painters

On Mittwoch, Mai 21, 2003, at 01:36  Uhr, Michael Sperber [Mr. 
Preprocessor] wrote:

>>>>>> "Lauri" == Lauri Alanko <la@iki.fi> writes:
> Lauri> The real challenge is making eval'ed code interact with the
> Lauri> runtime environment of the host program:
> Lauri> (define x 'foo)
> Lauri> (eval '(set! x 'bar))
> Lauri> x
> Lauri> ==> bar
> Lauri> And this is non-trivial to do safely in a statically typed 
> language.
> That's non-trivial to do safely in *any* language.  Specifically, the
> above code fragment isn't legal in R5RS.  Even if you added
> (interaction-environment) as an operarand, the behavior would still be
> unspecified.

Welcome to Macintosh Common Lisp Version 5.0!
? (setq x 'foo)
? (eval '(setq x 'bar))
? x

What's the problem?