On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Ryan Pavlik wrote:

> What about "Scope", as in Scope and Extent?  These terms are originally
> from Lisp, I believe, but their definition has been applied broadly, and
> the definitions are just right.  From _Common_Lisp_the_Language_,
> chapter 3:

Winston-Horn LISP (3rd ed) also uses the word Fence to mean a lexical
scope, which makes it a possible new name for the Binding class. Calling
that class "Scope" is tempting, but the problem is that there are many
things that may be called scopes right now in Ruby but aren't Bindings at
all.

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