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From: Matt Gushee <mgushee@h...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Do you like files as modules?
On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 01:12:46PM +1000, skaller wrote:
> In both Ocaml and Python, the module name is also
> coupled to the filename.

This doesn't bother me, but it would be nice if the compilers had an
option allowing you to associate differently-named interface and
implementation files. Currently, if you have an interface 'foo.mli',
with several possible implementations, you have to resort to kludges
like creating subdirectories a/, b/, and c/, each with a different
version of '', one of which gets copied into the main directory at
build time. It should be possible to have,, and, and arbitrarily select one as the implementation of Foo.

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