[erlang-questions] My biggest beef with Erlang
Richard A. O'Keefe
Wed Nov 28 06:02:09 CET 2007
On 27 Nov 2007, at 10:32 am, Robert Virding wrote:
> Scheme allows defining a prefix within the a symbol which means it
> refers to another module (library for them) so you would write:
There is no such thing as a module in Scheme (up to R5RS; they were
a module system for R6RS but I haven't kept up with that) and Scheme
up to R5RS) attaches no special significance to colons.
That's Common Lisp.
Note that Common Lisp doesn't put *functions* in modules, it puts
*symbols* (atoms) in packages. Package prefix "syntax" in Common
entirely lexical, there is no such thing as ((find-a-module):some-
in that form. (You can do it, you just can't do it using colons.)
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