[erlang-questions] newbie: why c.erl is special?
Richard A. O'Keefe
Thu Mar 6 01:45:16 CET 2008
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 12:21:30PM -0600, David Mercer wrote:
> } If this is what everyone seems to want, why hasn't the package
> } caught on?
But *is* it what everyone wants?
I have argued at some length that the whole thing is back to front,
and even upside down. I believe that you should be able to
- move an entire group of closely related modules around in the
by changing one line in one place
- incorporate (the façade of) a cluster of modules
by writing one line in one place
- be able to retrospectively bundle up a cluster of related modules
without touching their source code
- be able to have two versions of a cluster at the same time
without modifying their source code
and a whole lot of things like that, which the Java-envious dotted
make harder, and I have proposed a LACE-like means of accomplishing
Not the least of the problems is that Java-envious dotted package
really hierarchical; they are just flat strings with funny spelling.
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