[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).
http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200304/msg00288.html

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
switch.

Best,
Thomas



 
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