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From: Mattias Waldau <mattias.waldau@a...>
Subject: RE: Module hierarchies
Interesting idea, and if it can be done without any penalty for people
who doesn't need it, it would be a nice addition to Ocaml.


Java and overview
=================

Java programming with a lot of files in a lot of different directories isn't
very nice. It is very difficult to get a good overview of the part of the
project you are improving.

However, in Java there are three things that destroys overview, and
I don't know which one is worst

1. size of code, java programs are long, and there is a lot of nonsense
   rows (for example accessors)
2. one class per file (true for 95% of the classes)
3. spreading the program over many different directories.

In order to solve this, a lot of graphical tools are built and sold to help
people get the overview, like class browsers, UML....


/mattias

P.s Note that nonsense rows is also true for some part of Ocaml, for
that I have to write accessors for objects attributes.