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Re: X Implements Y

Tim Bunce
July 25, 2000 02:33
Re: X Implements Y
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 11:19:17PM -0400, kevin lenzo wrote:
> Dan Sugalski wrote:
> ...
> > I strongly disagree as well. Maybe (*maybe*) particular backends will have
> > well-defined optional pieces missing (like, say, dynaloading, or the
> > lexer), but that's as far as I'd like to go.
> > 
> > I have no problem with (and would very much like to design in from the
> > start) the potential to *change* or overload the way keywords work via
> > modules, but that's a very different thing.
> I think we should pay attention to the 'implements' keyword in Modula*.
> If the interface remains constant, an item behind the interface may change.

I know from the CPAN meeting that Larry is definitely looking into this area.

It's also related to the issue of having multiple versions of a module
installed at the same time.

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