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Date: -- (:)
From: Frank Atanassow <franka@c...>
Subject: Re: Redefinition doesn't work
Pierre Weis writes:
 > >  when user redefines some function, isn't it exactly the user's intention
 > >  to redefine all the bindings already defined not only those following that
 > >  redefinition?
 > 
 > No, I guess it is not the intention of the user, since he does not
 > know the set of bindings that uses the function he is redefining.

Maybe I missed it, but one relevant thing I did not see mentioned in this
discussion is the fact that if a value x is rebound, and the type of the
new x differs from that of the old, then some values whose implementation
(definition) depend on x may become ill-typed.

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