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Date: 2002-10-23 (10:23)
From: Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons <Diego-Olivier.FERNANDEZ-PONS@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Error during partial linking

On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 07:00:56PM +0200, Xavier Leroy wrote:

> Coming back to your initial desire to "pack" Baire (if I may say
> so), I would very strong advise Diego to name his "List" module
> something else, to avoid conflict with the standard library module
> of the same name.  The hypothesis that compilation units are
> identified by unique names is really essential to the way the OCaml
> compilers work.  I know it's sometimes an annoyance (all cool names
> are already taken by the standard lib :-), but you're really going
> to run into trouble with name conflicts.

I do not follow all the discussions of the caml-list so I hadn't seen
this message before.

Baire [List] has been moved to [BaireList] (in the same way
BairePervasives worked before)  to avoid conflicts and all "cool"
names have been liberated for standard library compatibility

All this of course in Baire 0.1 (not yet avaible for downloading)

> That is what -pack is for, isn't it ?

I tried that but it didn't work (I do not know why), and I gave up
mostly because the second solution seemed cleaner to me.

The Caml-team should feel free to take whatever they want in Baire
anyway and include it in the standard library, without any restriction
(I can send you a more official authorisation if you need)

        Diego Olivier

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