[erlang-questions] My biggest beef with Erlang

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Wed Nov 28 08:56:49 CET 2007


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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