[erlang-questions] Erlang 3000?

Bob Ippolito <>
Tue Nov 18 04:39:34 CET 2008


On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Dave Smith <> wrote:
>
>
> 2008/11/17 Bob Ippolito <>
>>
>> What I don't like about the package system is that any time you use it
>> you need to do a bunch of explicit stuff to use standard modules (e.g.
>> -import(list) or something).
>
> I agree with you there.  It could have been implemented in such a way that
> modules in the top level package are implicitly imported. The problem with
> this is the 'everything' is in the top level package.  A better option would
> be to move all the standard modules under the erlang package (eg.
> erlang.lists) and have the compiler implicitly import everything under the
> erlang package.

Eh. The easier way would be to assume that all module usage is
absolute, unless you explicitly ask for a relative module.

-bob



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