[erlang-questions] Package Support/Use

Eric Merritt <>
Tue Oct 31 22:51:22 CET 2006

So that being the case, whats required for packages to become a first
class feature of the language? More specifically whats the path toward
this goal? I ask this not as a troll but as a somewhat concerned
member of the community.

On 10/31/06, Ulf Wiger <> wrote:
> Den 2006-10-31 20:22:04 skrev Eric Merritt <>:
> > So package names and module names are semantically equivalent. These
> > are both solutions to the namespace issue. The namespace problem isn't
> > that bad and we will never have the function name collision problem of
> > C. However, even module name collisions can become annoying as more
> > and more open source code becomes available. Thats actually what
> > really worries me.
> I agree, and that's been my main reason to support the package concept.
> In my(*) soon to be released application, erlhive, I rely heavily
> on both packages and parameterized modules.)
> (*) Mine and Joe's, to be clear.
> BR,
> Ulf W
> --
> Ulf Wiger

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