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Date: 2002-03-20 (11:25)
From: Alain Frisch <frisch@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Functorizing large collections of modules
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Francois Pottier wrote:

> > Another example of this weakness is the lack of support for namespaces.
> It is true that O'Caml has little support for resolving name conflicts
> in a modular way, because the semantics of the module language is too
> intimately tied with the underlying file system. I suppose a CM-like tool
> would help, but I think this issue is separate from the one above.

It seems that the new -pack feature of ocamlc/ocamlopt (see CVS) addresses
the issue. What kind of extra support for namespace would be needed ?

Concerning the global parametrization, maybe a variation around -pack
could solve the problem. ocamlc -pack would take a list of modules
A1,...An (.cmo+.cmi) and a list of interfaces S1,...,Sm (.cmi) and produce
a functor parametrized by interfaces S1,...Sm and returning a
bundled version of A1,...,An

-- Alain

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