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Re: Block vs Module

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  • Subject: [mg57591] Re: [mg57526] Block vs Module
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 06:04:24 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at>
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Some people on the list might say:
Module is like a broken renaming scheme for the "local" variables :]
Block is like a broken evaluation protection scheme for the "blocked"
variables :-]

On 5/31/05, Josef Karthauser <joe at> wrote:
> Can someone please explain to me what the difference between Module and
> Block are?  I'm unclear as to in what circumstances I should use Block
> instead of Module.
> Thanks :)
> Joe
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