[PD] nosferatu namespaces

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Nov 23 11:21:28 CET 2005

Georg Holzmann wrote:
> Hallo!
>> note that the library does not have to implement an object of the same 
>> name. e.g. there is no [Gem] object in Gem, but you still can load Gem 
>> by creating an object [Gem]: the creation will fail but Gem will be 
>> loaded.
> yes, an other problem is, that e.g. [zexy] has to be created before 
> [nop] ...

that's an important point.
[using] should be guaranteed to be called before any other object in the 
and as you ahve pointed out in your previous mail, having a way to 
specify the order of [using]s would be nice too.

> yes, two things about that:
> - this should be local to each abstraction (otherwise reausability of 
> abstractions is not guaranteed - there could be nameclashes ...)

but hard to do...

> - there should also be a way to not load all externs of a lib (like in 
> python "import nop from zexy" or in C++ "using zexy::nop" ...)
> (but I think we already discussed this ...)

that's why it's a zombie.


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