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Re: anaphora in emacs-lisp?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: anaphora in emacs-lisp?
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:55:56 -0400

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    > If we have these, we should also have 'unless-it' and 'case-it'.

    unless-it seems fabulously pointless: `it' would always be nil.

We seem to envision two different calling conventions.
I envisioned

   (unless-it (+ x y) (> it 5)

but I suppose you envision that 'it' is bound to the object
whose value is tested.

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