Version française
Home     About     Download     Resources     Contact us    
Browse thread
[Caml-list] Error during partial linking
[ Home ] [ Index: by date | by threads ]
[ Search: ]

[ Message by date: previous | next ] [ Message in thread: previous | next ] [ Thread: previous | next ]
Date: -- (:)
From: brogoff@s...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Error during partial linking
On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, 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.

This is one of those things that's always troubled me (perhaps there's another 
petty complaint coming up) about OCaml. In a language with a hierarchical 
module system, it seems that we should be able to avoid such problems by 
having the standard library packages nested under a "Std" module, or something 
like that, so that List, Array, etc., become Std.List, Std.Array, etc, as we 
do now for the labeled modules. 

I suppose it's too late now for such a change, but I'm pretty sympathetic to 
people who grouse over the fact that lots of good names are taken. 

-- Brian


-------------------
To unsubscribe, mail caml-list-request@inria.fr Archives: http://caml.inria.fr
Bug reports: http://caml.inria.fr/bin/caml-bugs FAQ: http://caml.inria.fr/FAQ/
Beginner's list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocaml_beginners