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Mostly in North America. I recall my old prof(french dude, this was probably at inria) saying something "and then this young American man that had made quite a name for himself overseas came to the uni. He was shocked to hear we were using lexical scoping. We were equally shocked to hear that we had been so Wrong the last couple of years. Turns out he held the same beliefs we had had a couple of years prior. They apparently were standard at American unis".

In my mind I hope that American man was Olin Shivers, who has written about how he came to France and learnt how lexical scoping was faster, but I don't know the year when any of these events happened.




This reads to me just like one of those lovely historical anecdotes about great mathematicians and their travels and learnings. The evolution of computer science is really no different.




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