Re: Flamebait if I ever saw it

Klaus Schilling wrote:
Jon Harrop <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Having first-class lexical closures does make a functional language.

Python, Perl, Lua, Ruby have those too

Are you sure Python does?

Many functional languages have their own newsgroups, not just Lisp.

Not every Lisp has lexical closures.
McCarthy's original Lisp, Emacs Lisp, Franz Lisp bind free variables
to their calling environment.

I didn't realise Franz's Lisp didn't...

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy