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On 12/01/10 22:20, Nevin Flanagan wrote:
> I think this is a big part of it. I do, however, think there is a place for taking code you're not responsible for authoring and constraining it into an environment of your choosing. What appeals to me about the "closure clone" concept is that it allows you to do this in many cases, but doesn't force other code built around the original function from also using the new behavior; since the function with the new environment is a separate object, other code will keep its original copy with the previous environment.

I've also just spotted another huge advantage of in: it's reentrant.

local function chain(n, t)
  if (n > 0) then
    in t do
      local nextt = chain(n-1, {})
      next = nextt
  return t
end c = chain

...actually behaves the way one would expect. Using setfenv() in this
would have really weird behavious (because the call to chain changes
where the assignment to next is done).

I bring this up because it's not documented (I think it's just assumed
- --- Principle Of Least Surprise) and I'm not sure anyone's spotted it yet.

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