[erlang-questions] Package Support/Use

James Hague <>
Thu Nov 2 21:19:46 CET 2006


On 11/2/06, Chandru <> wrote:
>
> I agree. Please let's not have packages. They are so ugly. I hated them when
> I first saw them in Java and it still feels the same. We once had one of our
> module names clash with one of OTP's module names. We renamed our module and
> the problem disappeared. This is once in 7 years. As Dominic Williams said
> earlier, they force you to deal with a problem every day which only happens
> once in a blue moon.

I also agree.  Packages are pretty in a way, but they're a heavyweight
solution to a simple problem.

I would much rather see some effort put into cleaning up the existing
libraries.  Get rid of all the pre-fun functions that use "apply."
Add some obviously missing functions like revmap.  Etc.

James



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