Re: Managing module names

From: David Monniaux (
Date: Wed Jul 23 1997 - 01:45:26 MET DST

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 16:45:26 -0700 (PDT)
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From: David Monniaux <>
Subject: Re: Managing module names

[En Francais: pourquoi ne pas profiter du systeme de fichiers pour
rendre plus souple l'usage de la hierarchie de modules?]

Concerning the module namespace:
as far as I know, Java uses some mapping of the namespace onto the
filesystem, allowing easy filing of libraries.

Caml has a hierarchized modules system, but only allows toplevel
modules to be mapped into files.

Would it be possible to make up some scheme that would to things like:
/graphics/blackwhite/main -> Graphics.Blackwhite.Main ?

Or, better: would it be interesting according to other users?

David Monniaux, graduate student from ENS Lyon, France
Now at: Computer science laboratory  SRI International
        Formal methods group         Menlo Park, CA, US

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