Packages in Erlang: new documentation
Wed Sep 3 18:58:17 CEST 2003
On ons, 2003-09-03 at 14:34, Richard Carlsson richardc@REDACTED wrote:
> Since the R9B release of Erlang, "packages" (hierarchical module
> namespaces) have been available for testing by the Erlang community.
> It seems that the information about this, and how it works, has not
> reached enough people. ...
I have started to use it. One major problem for me is that I haven't
been able to get the code coverage tools to work with it ("cover"
module). Am I doing something wrong, or is this just a bug?
One nice extension might be an "-import_as" directive, at least if it
becomes common practice to use very long package names in order to avoid
conflicts. e.g. One might write a package "some.very.long.package.name"
with a module "format" that exports functions "foo" and "bar". While
this works very prettily while writing the module (use "format:foo" to
format a "foo"), users of the module may neither wish to have to use the
full "some.very.long.package.name" nor to import a module named just
"format". So it would be nice if they could use:
Then they could use "shortname_format:foo" and "shortname_format:bar" in
Just a thought (for whomever is hacking the package system)...
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