bugKawa - Bugs: bug #36596, fluid-let IllegalAccessException


bug #36596: fluid-let IllegalAccessException

Submitted by:  Charles Turner <charlest>
Submitted on:  Tue Jun 5 22:02:35 2012  
Category: Scheme languageSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: Run-time exceptionStatus: Postponed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Per Bothner <bothner>
Open/Closed: Open

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Tue Nov 1 17:20:38 2016, comment #3:

Right, but you can't "temporarily change" an immutable variable.

Though you could argue that in standard Scheme the definition of myfun isn't inherently immutable.

This gets into the tricky area of lexical scope vs dynamic environment. Fluid-let lives in the messy intersection between them. One day I may look at it more closely.

I guess "Postponed" is more appropriate Status.

Per Bothner <bothner>
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Tue Nov 1 16:46:54 2016, comment #2:

Been a while :) -- but what I remember of fluid-let is that it should temporarily change the variable's binding within it's extent, and restore the original binding when the scope is closed.

So I /think/ I expected this to return 'inner.

Charles Turner <charlest>
Tue Nov 1 15:51:18 2016, comment #1:

I don't think this makes sense - though how dynamic variables interact with top-level (module-level) variables is a bit murky.

It probably should have a compile-time warning, at least.

Per Bothner <bothner>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jun 5 22:02:35 2012, original submission:

From Kawa v1.12

Charles Turner <charlest>


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