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From: Markus Mottl <markus@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] choosing modules at runtime
On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, wrote:
> I looked at functors and they suffered of staticity.

It seems you are coming from an OO-background... ;-)

> The plugin we use are dynamically (runtime) selected and they
> should/could be even generated at runtime, compiled, loaded and
> selected... I think that plugins are most often used in a dynamic way
> so definitely, first-class modules would be great.

Actually, I'd say that most problems of "programming in the large" can
be and are best solved statically. But in some cases, one needs more
dynamic means of parameterization. Then, first-class modules or objects
enter the game.

Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl                                   
Austrian Research Institute
for Artificial Intelligence        
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