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Date: 2003-02-26 (14:06)
From: Sven Luther <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative proposal: COAN
On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:14:13AM +0200, Lauri Alanko wrote:
> When Haskell got to the same situation (ie. people began to collect
> miscellaneous libraries into a coherent whole), one of the first things
> to be done was to extend the module system of the language to
> hierarchical namespaces:
> <>
> This sort of thing is done in Java, it is done in Perl, and it probably
> ought to be done in just about any language that plans to support lots
> of libraries. Naming conflicts are icky. I would very much like O'Caml
> to have hierarchical namespaces as well.
> The standard hierarchy layout presented in the above URL is probably
> also worth pondering.

This is already present and doable, we just need to use the -pack
option, which was added exactly for that. That and the module system
should be enough for any namespace handling we want to do.

Sadly, the current -pack option has still some problems on some
plateforms, and nobody really uses it.


Sven Luther
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