[plt-scheme] Re: plt-scheme type of language

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Dec 11 14:42:33 EST 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Raoul Duke <raould at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes. Consider an example such as dynamic scope for variables.
> is it really that cut and dry? random example:
> http://okmij.org/ftp/Computation/dynamic-binding.html
> my point would be that there are some things which are not to be used
> all the time, but maybe are useful sometimes, in the right context.
> and of course: different strokes for different folks (usability has a
> significant component of subjectivity, imho, even though i've recently
> been told otherwise by important people -- but i suspect that comes
> down to semantics).

I think the "for variables" bit is what is considered bad, not the
more general concept of dynamic binding (which is good). To say
nothing of delimited control, etc as addressed in that paper.


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