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lisp: dynamic scope vs explicit parameter passing

design-patterns,coding-style,common-lisp,anti-patterns,dynamic-scope
I see two different patterns for "output" functions in (common) lisp: (defun implicit () (format t "Life? Don't talk to me about life!")) (defun explicit (stream) (format stream "This will all end in tears.")) (defun test-im-vs-ex-plicit () (values (with-output-to-string (stream) (let ((*standard-output* stream)) (implicit))) (with-output-to-string (stream) (explicit stream)))) Is using...