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Re: Help sought understanding shorthands wrt modules/packages

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Help sought understanding shorthands wrt modules/packages
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2022 06:48:58 +0100

On Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 12:42:24PM +0700, Yuri Khan wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Nov 2022 at 11:04, Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> wrote:
> > There was a feature that let you specify, in one package FOO, "Let me
> > omit package prefixes when I refer to symbols from package BAR."
> > The general idea is a nice one, but it doesn't work in Lisp.
> This feature exists in C++, Python, Scala, and many other languages,

...but it doesn't lump together a variable, a function (and a couple
of other things). Be it because, at heart, they're a Lisp-1 (Python,
probably Scala), because they disambiguate types with a sigil (Perl,
PHP) -- thus making them a Lisp-1.

Perhaps (I've to defer to Richard's experience here; I'm one of those
wary of shorthands and wishing for a "real" namespace/module system)
Elisp Lisp-2-ness makes things harder.


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