[erlang-questions] Package Support/Use

Thomas Lindgren <>
Tue Oct 31 11:43:03 CET 2006

--- Eric Merritt <> wrote:

> Guys,
>   Why aren't packages used more often? They have
> been in the language
> for more than three years or so now. All of the
> tools bugs that I
> found when I first evaluated them seem to be
> resolved.

Two things for me:

1. The semantics of packages and module names is dodgy
(as far as I know).

2. I see no big win from using packages, as compared
to staying with regular modules.

Basically, I'm not convinced packages are the right
solution, and there's been no compelling reason to


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