[Haskell-cafe] Erlang's module discussion
sergueyz at gmail.com
Sat May 28 11:46:48 CEST 2011
2011/5/28 Alex Kropivny <alex.kropivny at gmail.com>:
> Erlang has the advantage of functions being the basic, composeable building
> block. Packages and modules are merely means to organize them, and mediocre
> means at that, so a better system is definitely a possibility. Haskell has
> the complication of having type definitions in addition to functions.
Those "complicating" type definitions is *the* metadata Joe talking
about. Or, at least, most valuable part of metadata, with package name
(defines the author) and module path (defines high-level intent and
less relevant parts of metadata).
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