[mercury-users] query

David Overton dmo at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Mar 18 16:08:31 AEDT 2003

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 02:32:07PM +1100, Peter Moulder wrote:
> I'd be interested in trying unqualified names in the tutorial as an
> experiment.  I know I often consciously use redundant module qualifiers
> in my code, but it would be interesting to see if new users would come
> to that decision even if all the tutorial code used unqualified names.

An advantage of using qualified names in the tutorial is that it gives
the reader a clue that (a) they are looking at a call to a
predicate/function which is defined in the standard library, and (b)
tells them which module to go to for more information about the
particular predicate/function.

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