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Re: RFC: pools and catagories of packages

Neal H Walfield wrote:
> I think that this is a reasonable idea, however, it only addresses a
> small part of the problem.  I feel that a better solution would be to use
> a similar method to perl modules: a hierarchal name space.  In fact, we

We'll have better than that :) My tool will have a full package
implementation (similar to Ontolingua's) but of course I'll avoid
perl syntax at all costs!!! :) The cool part will be that we won't
be making the same assumptions as a half-decent OO language. Apologies
to perl freaks here, but that's what it is... By assumptions, I mean
that symbol import/export will be a general construct in my impl.
I think it will have to be as general as CLOS package system but let
me finish the design first. Details later.. :)

Frankly, I'm thinking of a single colon or a single dot for that... :)

Of course the syntax is *totally* irrelevant here. It's the semantics
that matters.


Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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