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- Subject: argument processing
- From: MURRAY@cs.umass.EDU
- Date: Thu, 12 Jan 89 16:19 EST
Subj: Order of "processing" of arguments
> From: Bruce Krulwich <krulwich-bruce@YALE.ARPA>
> It seems to me that as long as actuals and formals are matched up correctly
> there is no reason for the language specification to specify the order of the
> "processing" of the arguments during lambda-binding.
The order of processing of lambda-binding is important, because
&optional or &key parameters can have code that is executed if their arguments
are not supplied in a call. By specifying the left-right order of processing,
it defines that any arguments bound "on the left" are accessable to code
executed "on the right".