[mercury-users] random.m: little warning

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sat Oct 24 02:56:25 AEST 1998

On 16-Oct-1998, Thomas Charles CONWAY <conway at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> Richard A. O'Keefe, you write:
> > It would actually be useful to have several pseudo-random generators in
> > the Mercury library; switching from one to another _may_ reveal a flaw.
> This is where ML's module system would be really good, though we can
> simulate the behaviour with type classes. It'd be good to define a
> standard interface and support multiple implementations.

The language feature that I'd like to have along those lines
is module aliases (i.e. `:- module foo == bar.', with the semantics
that any reference to module `foo' is then treated as a reference to
module `bar'.).

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