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Re: error with EVAL and LOAD
Subject: error with EVAL and LOAD
Evaluating the form
(EVAL '(LOAD "foo.t") *Foo-Env*)
in *SCRATCH-ENV* causes foo.t to be loaded into *SCRATCH-ENV* instead of
This is not a bug. LOAD is a procedure and therefore has no idea
what environment it was called from. The 3rd edition of the manual
does not say what environment is uses; that was a documentation bug.
If given one argument it uses the current value of (REPL-ENV). However,
one-argument LOAD is now de-released, and if you check your 4th edition
T manual you'll see that you need to supply an environment as a second
(LOAD "foo.t" *Foo-Env*)
One-argument LOAD will continue to work for compatibility, at least
for a while.