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In Common Lisp, LAMBDA doesn't automatically define a return point; you have to use BLOCK NIL (or some macro (like DO or LOOP) whose expansion includes a BLOCK NIL) in order to be able to use RETURN.

  > (defun foo ()
      (block nil
        (funcall (lambda () (return 3)))
  > (foo)
So the problem is that JavaScript's `function' always creates a return point.

Your example does not make much sense, because you can return-from foo in lambda, without enclosing it in a block.

The solution proposed by OP (distinguishing "lambda" callables from "block" callables) is in my opinion misguided, because it only solves a problem partially, in a confusing way and creates new, unnecessary entities. The return-from mechanism is simpler and more intuitive.


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