[CM] scoping in scheme
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 08:52:42 +0100
Am 29. Oktober 2003, 16:59 Uhr (-0500) schrieb Michael Klingbeil:
> You can get this effect in Scheme using fluid-let (if your
> implementation of Scheme supports fluid-let, or if you define it
thanks, syntaxwise that was exactly what i was looking for.
> Not sure what Scheme you are using.
> Anyway the mechanism of fluid-let essentially creates a temporary
> binding for the toplevel value of i. So it does not actually create
> a new lexical variable. Instead it assigns the desired value to the
> current lexical value, and then it restores the old value upon
> exiting from the body of the fluid-let.
...and allocates temporary storage space for the old meaning of the
lexical variable. At first sight it looks a little awkward to actually
access the toplevel variable, rather than persuade a procedure to
access a local binding, but I'll give it a try as in my case it will
probably speed up computation significantly.