cvs commit: hugs98/dotnet hugs98/dotnet/doc dotnet-lib.html dotnet.html examples.html hugs98/dotnet/examples/basic Env.hs Http.hs Mail.hs hugs98/dotnet/lib DotNet.hs hugs98/dotnet/lib/Syste m Array.hs ...

Ross Paterson
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 09:54:37 +0000

On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 10:36:17AM -0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > Just to clarify -- this is a separate toplevel namespace
> > (mirroring the .NET Framework). Should conflicts become
> > an issue a prefix will be added.
> In what way is it a separate namespace?  I haven't looked too closely,
> but it appears from the source and documentation that these libraries
> occupy the same namespace as Haskell modules, which means they overlap
> the existing hierarchy.  Is that not the case?
> I can understand the desire to mirror exactly the existing .NET
> hierarchy, but I concur with Malcolm that the .NET base classes should
> really be placed under a prefix in the Haskell hierarchy.
> System.DotNet is fine, but I wouldn't object to taking the top-level
> DotNet name either.

Placing everything under DotNet seems the most reasonable way of mirroring
an external framework.  Wouldn't this be the ideal time to do it?