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Date: 2004-09-07 (06:13)
From: Erik de Castro Lopo <ocaml-erikd@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Circular module dependencies
On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 21:39:21 -0700 (PDT)
brogoff <brogoff@speakeasy.net> wrote:

> In a discussion on this topic a while back, Fergus Henderson cited as an
> example the Mercury compiler, where removing the dependencies by making one
> big file of the dependent parts would lead to a pretty large file. I thought
> that was a decent argument in favor of allowing mutually recursive functions
> to cross module boundaries.

I was the initiator of a discussion much like this just recently.

The good advice I got was to refactor and move the common stuff
own the module hiearchy. So if you have two modules A and B
which SEEM to need each other, create a new module C containing
the required commong code and use the functionality of C in
both A and B.

I tried this for my situation and it not only worked like a charm,
in hindsight it made a whole lot more sense this way.

  Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam@mega-nerd.com (Yes it's valid)
"Perl : this is a blue collar language" - Angus Lees

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