[m-dev.] module system discussion

Ralph Becket rafe at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Dec 11 13:19:53 AEDT 2001

Fergus Henderson, Tuesday, 11 December 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 ;-)

I'm in agreement with Fergus on this one.

- Ralph
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