[erlang-questions] Why do we need modules at all?

Jack Moffitt <>
Tue May 24 16:47:16 CEST 2011

> The problem is that a package hierarchy enforces a tree-like
> structure. And we may not want the tree. You might want the same
> module to reside in multiple packages in the hierarchy at the same
> time. We are past 2005 now and we know what a tag cloud is. About time
> we began thinking of how that would fit into a programming lang. :-)

Wouldn't you just use a DAG? Even with plain tags, you'd need to do
something about cycles.


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