[erlang-questions] My biggest beef with Erlang
Wed Nov 28 17:39:10 CET 2007
Yes, this is what I meant. The R6 standard has just come out and I haven't
had time to really check it thorugh yet. It contains libraries which are
more restricted than our more general modules.
On 28/11/2007, Bengt Kleberg <> wrote:
> R6RS is available at http://www.r6rs.org . i think it includes a module
> system hidden under the heading ''libraries''.
> Those were the days...
> EPO guidelines 1978: "If the contribution to the known art resides
> solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
> patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."
> On 11/28/07 06:02, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> > 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
> > planning
> > a module system for R6RS but I haven't kept up with that) and Scheme
> > (again,
> > 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
> > Lisp is
> > entirely lexical, there is no such thing as ((find-a-module):some-
> > function ...)
> > in that form. (You can do it, you just can't do it using colons.)
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