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digitalmars.D - new DIP15: Import of packages

reply "Martin Nowak" <dawg dawgfoto.de> writes:
http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?LanguageDevel/DIPs/DIP15
Oct 18 2011
next sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-10-18 09:38, Martin Nowak wrote:
 http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?LanguageDevel/DIPs/DIP15

What's the advantage of this compared to importing the "_.d" file explicitly, i.e. "import pkg._;" ? -- /Jacob Carlborg
Oct 18 2011
parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-10-18 13:40, Gor Gyolchanyan wrote:
 1. Standardized and guaranteed to work in a similar manner every time.
 2. Less eye-trash in the code.
 3. Opportunity to improve semantics of importing a package without
 needing to refactor lots of code.

Ok, makes sense. Although, I would prefer if this "_.d" file wouldn't need to be created manually.
 On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Jacob Carlborg<doob me.com>  wrote:
 On 2011-10-18 09:38, Martin Nowak wrote:
 http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?LanguageDevel/DIPs/DIP15

What's the advantage of this compared to importing the "_.d" file explicitly, i.e. "import pkg._;" ? -- /Jacob Carlborg


-- /Jacob Carlborg
Oct 18 2011
parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-10-18 16:50, Gor Gyolchanyan wrote:
 How do you imagine the process of importing a package without having a
 dedicated "default" module for it?

I have no idea. What about how it works in other languages that support this, i.e. Java and Scala. At least it would be nice to have. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Oct 18 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Gor Gyolchanyan <gor.f.gyolchanyan gmail.com> writes:
1. Standardized and guaranteed to work in a similar manner every time.
2. Less eye-trash in the code.
3. Opportunity to improve semantics of importing a package without
needing to refactor lots of code.

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:
 On 2011-10-18 09:38, Martin Nowak wrote:
 http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?LanguageDevel/DIPs/DIP15

What's the advantage of this compared to importing the "_.d" file explicitly, i.e. "import pkg._;" ? -- /Jacob Carlborg

Oct 18 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent "Martin Nowak" <dawg dawgfoto.de> writes:
On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:27:18 +0200, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:

 On 2011-10-18 09:38, Martin Nowak wrote:
 http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?LanguageDevel/DIPs/DIP15

What's the advantage of this compared to importing the "_.d" file explicitly, i.e. "import pkg._;" ?

It is a paradigm shift to import a package. Consider import std with a small sensible collection of defaults from std.stdio, std.range and std.algorithm. Or import gtkd and giving the library writer a defined place for startup hooks. Also this scales much better to import packages from non-directories, e.g. zip files or urls. The other keypoint is that you have a simple way to obtain a packages symbol. This symbol can be handled as any other symbol, e.g. apply protection, pass it as template parameter or alias different packages based on a version tag. Most of this is already possible but requires you to import a submodule to obtain the package symbol. martin
Oct 18 2011
prev sibling parent Gor Gyolchanyan <gor.f.gyolchanyan gmail.com> writes:
How do you imagine the process of importing a package without having a
dedicated "default" module for it?

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:
 On 2011-10-18 13:40, Gor Gyolchanyan wrote:
 1. Standardized and guaranteed to work in a similar manner every time.
 2. Less eye-trash in the code.
 3. Opportunity to improve semantics of importing a package without
 needing to refactor lots of code.

Ok, makes sense. Although, I would prefer if this "_.d" file wouldn't nee=

 to be created manually.

 On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Jacob Carlborg<doob me.com> =A0wrote:
 On 2011-10-18 09:38, Martin Nowak wrote:
 http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?LanguageDevel/DIPs/DIP15

What's the advantage of this compared to importing the "_.d" file explicitly, i.e. "import pkg._;" ? -- /Jacob Carlborg


-- /Jacob Carlborg

Oct 18 2011