[m-dev.] module system discussion

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Dec 11 12:53:25 AEDT 2001

Another question: if the `:- transparent_module' extension was added to
Mercury, what guidelines should we give Mercury developers about when to
use transparent sub-modules and when to use ordinary (opaque) sub-modules?

As defender of language minimalism, my personal take on that would
be to advise Mercury developers to always use ordinary sub-modules,
and never use transparent sub-modules... in which case, of course,
we should not add the `:- transparent_module' extension ;-)

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