Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 23:17:19 +0100
From: Christian Lindig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Module hierarchy revisited
In-Reply-To: <19991209100944.A31727@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr>; from email@example.com on Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 10:09:44AM +0100
> With directory as modules support we use the cleaner first aproach,
> as well as avoiding any name clashes.
> This will become more and more a concern as ocaml support grows
I would like to support the proposed mapping of module hierarchies to
directory hierarchies. It allows for a nice integration of many of
the existing caml code (like pcre, Chris Okasaki's data structures,
XLib to name just a few) into a contrib hierarchy.
Let's learn from the Perl, Java, and Python communities which managed
to build a very large code base for their respective system.
Maintenance of such a code base could (and probably would) be
independent from the OCaml compiler and its standard library once the
top level modules are fixed.
To summarize: I'd like to see such a feature in OCaml 3.
-- Christian Lindig Gaertner Datensysteme GbR, Braunschweig, Germany http://www.gaertner.de/~lindig firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +49 531 233 55 55 fax: +49 531 233 55 56
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