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- To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
- From: RMS at MIT-AI (Richard M. Stallman)
- Date: Wed ,5 Mar 80 22:36:00 EDT
[by the way, people, one of the claimed advantages
of dynamic scoping was that debugging is easier because
you can just type the name of a variable and see the
value when in a debugger -- whereas for lexical scoping
you need a more complicated thing that can grovel over
the environment. But in the current scheme of things
I find myself typing A and L a lot and groveling arond
trying to find things.
The variables that cause the trouble are not dynamically scoped. The
problem exists because the system is NOT purely dynamic.
Before I end this flame, I'd like
to put in a good word for the DEFAULT being for the
compiler to include all debugging information, including
names of locals and the kitchen sink, in all FEF's,
for debugging purposes.