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Roberto Ierusalimschy <>:
>> Lexical scope was invented because dynamic scope makes programs
>> difficult to understand.
> I guess lexical scope came first (with lambda calculus). Dynamic
> scope was created by a bug in the implementation of lexical scope:

True.  I should have been more precise and wrote that the
*implementation* of lexical scope was invented due to the difficulties
in reasoning about programs in languages that implemented dynamic