Modular At-Names

Brendan Eich brendan at
Mon Oct 15 18:02:16 PDT 2012

Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
> One thing to consider: I would expect IDEs to help with this. For 
> example, Eclipse does a pretty good job of letting one forget that one 
> has to import things before one can use them.

Maybe, but forget IDEs. I think Kevin's point about private @foo, @bar, 
...; being required in a class using those 25 private members will get 
old, fast.

The module vs. let scope is also interesting. Allen said the literature 
favored the latter but that wasn't clear from my 
nowhere-near-comprehensive reading.

The answers to the design questions here should not depend on IDEs.


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