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Re: Proper namespaces in Elisp

From: Andrea Corallo
Subject: Re: Proper namespaces in Elisp
Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 17:25:12 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:

> On May 9, 2020 1:37:16 AM Andrea Corallo <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:
>>> So there are three basic operations we can support: in Python syntax,
>>> 1) from PKG import * (exposing PKG.foo as foo), 2) import PKG as p
>>> (exposing PKG.foo as p.foo) and 3), from PKG import foo (exposing
>>> PKG.foo as foo).  CL supports all three. I'm most interested in
>>> supporting #2, since that's closest to existing use. The lexspace
>>> prototype posted earlier today supports #3 and #1 (the latter via
>>> lexspace inheritance) only, but I think we should do #2 instead
>> I suspect we'll need all threes anyway.
> Why? What problem is actually being solved by #1 and #3? If the
> problem is that package names long enough to avoid collisions are too
> annoying to type, we can address this problem with #2.

I think #1 would be the way to derive an entire package and add some
functionality to it without changing the names that you'll finally want
to re-expose.  Is this correct?


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