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Subject:Re: Grrrr dynamic scoping in PAL
Date:Fri, 7 Sep 2018 07:14:43 -0400
From:"Steven Green" <>
it was the whole over-simplification of rules, which let "everyone" try to 
be a programmer.. fun times :-)


Steven Green
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"Bernie van't Hof"  wrote in message 

I can't help but wonder how many incredibly elusive bugs were created due to 
PAL's dynamic scoping (globals, privates,
usevars etc) ...

It is often not obvious where a variable's value came from, could be 
multiple places depending on flow.

Looking back, it just seems ridiculous, and is generating a bit of extra 
work for me!

OTOH I guess it was only a couple of years ago that javascript addressed a 
similar problem by introducing 'let' and 'const'.

- Bernie 

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