On Monday 28 November 2005 03:07 pm, Wayne Kelly wrote:

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> Perhaps a naive question, but ...<br><br>
> Why are in-block local variables (NODE_DVAR) implemented differently<br>
> than normal local variables (NODE_LVAR). ie, why are they looked up<br>
> in a linked list (ruby_dyna_vars) rather than as an fixed offset into an
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> array (as with ruby_scope-&gt;local_vars[])?<br>
> Isn't the nesting of blocks and the set of in-block locals known<br>
> statically at &quot;compile time&quot;? What makes them more
> &quot;dynamic&quot;?<br><br>
> Cheers, Wayne.<br><br>
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