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why eval is evil
OK, we all know eval is evil (notice that I didn't cross-post to
comp.lang.lisp, where probably only about 90% of the people know
eval is evil).
I'm looking for a paper which explains *why* eval is evil, and explains
how things like closures and backquote and such can be used instead.
I'm trying to re-educate some Lisp programmers who were raised in
the 1970's (some on InterLisp) and think that
<the power of Lisp> = <the power of eval>
Has anyone ever taken the time to write this stuff down? Or is it
just 'general culture'?
Send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post a summary if