[mercury-users] query

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Mar 18 17:52:08 AEDT 2003

On 18-Mar-2003, Michael Day <mikeday at yeslogic.com> 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.
> Just to provide a data point: we never use module qualifiers except where
> necessary for disambiguation. This has not appeared to cause any problems 
> to date, and nested modules make dropping redundant qualifiers even more 
> compelling (as they waste more space).

The advantage of using module qualifiers is that it (IMHO) makes it
easier for readers of the code.

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