[m-dev.] I want to move and rename the dependency_graph module

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Mon Feb 6 22:53:44 AEDT 2017

Hi Paul,

On Mon, 6 Feb 2017, Paul Bone wrote:

> compiler/dependency_graph.m has types and routines used to to build and use
> a dependency graph of the HLDS.  I want to add the same for the MLDS.  To
> avoid confusion I want to rename this module hlds.dependency_graph.m so I
> also have mlds.dependency_graph.m

In keeping with the names of existing modules that define the HLDS and
MLDS respectively I would name them hlds_dependency_graph.m and

> I also plan to extract the common code and probably put it in either
> dependency_graph.m or libs.dependency_graph.m

What code will end up in common?  Would any of the common code be better
placed in library/digraph.m?

> The current dependency_graph module is part of the transform_hlds module.  I
> would also like to move it to the hlds module.  I think it makes more sense
> there since it's utility code rather than a transformation.

There is some sense in that as it's imported by other packages in the
compiler, notably top_level and check_hlds.

> So. I have:
> dependency_graph.m:
>    Move this from the transform_hlds to the hlds parent module.
>    Rename it hlds.dependency_graph.m
> mlds.dependency_graph.m:
>    A new module.
> dependency_graph.m or
> libs.dependency_graph.m:
>    The code common to the two above modules, plus some code from
>    hlds_module which also belongs here.  Calling it dependency_graph.m is
>    okay, because it's generic.  But it could confuse people looking for
>    hlds.dependency_graph.m.  So I should probably call it
>    libs.dependency_graph.m
> Does anyone see any problems with this?

Other than that I don't like the module / filenames you've picked, no.


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