Misunderstanding about closures

Jacek Generowicz jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Wed Jun 9 09:13:43 CEST 2004


Alexander Schmolck <a.schmolck at gmx.net> writes:

> Not quite. In fact in the language that more or less started it all,
> scheme, the standard iteration construct 'do' does indeed introduce
> a *new binding* on each iteration.

Yes, but this is a consequence of Scheme faking iteration with
recursion.

> Common Lisp OTOH doesn't -- like python:

If you used recursion-based iteration constructs in either of these
languages, the same would happen.

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