[mercury-users] : for type qualifier

David Overton dmo at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Feb 19 18:49:32 AEDT 2003

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 05:21:13PM +1100, Michael Day wrote:
> > That's part of the plan.  However, as it's not backwards compatible, we
> > need a release or two (at least one to deprecate its use) to give users
> > a chance to change their code.
> At the last show of hands, was anyone using : as a module qualifier?

The HAL system uses `:' as module qualifier almost exclusively -- both
for generated Mercury code (which wouldn't be too hard to change) and
for the hand-written Mercury code in the system.

For many years the Mercury compiler has used `:' for module
qualification when outputting identifiers, e.g. for .int files and error
messages so I wouldn't be surprised if it was used extensively elsewhere
also, despite the warning in the language reference manual.

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