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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] open Module (not?) considered harmful
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:41:03AM +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> >   The most straightforward solution to this problem to me looks like
> >   providing a syntax equivalent like "from Module import foo, bar"
> >   which selectively imports only some identifiers from a given module.
> 
> Again, Perl gets this mostly right, in that the module developer can
> define "modes of use" of the module.  In Perl something like:
> 
>   use CGI qw(:standard);

That's interesting, but requires support in all involved library. Do
you know how CPAN authors are required to annotate what is "standard"
and what is not?

Cheers.

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