Re: Nested subsystems

From: [at]} <ftkachov{>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 09:36:41 +0400 (MSK DST)

> >Why not use XIAdxp, XIAgreta etc.?
> >Then one only has to register an all-capitals pre-prefix.
> Not a good idea, because in current BB scheme the first
> small --> capital transition is used to delineate the subsystem.
I see no connection.

> We do not want
> to contaminate the namespace world-wide by registering all
> these (and many other) names.
You actually won't: anyone seeing XIA... would realize it's yours not mine (FVT...).

> Think also of common names such as Tools, Graph or Lib. They are
> already taken (that's why we chose "Gr" for graphics). What if
> we want to have our library and our own tools? Is that not logical
> to call these Xia.Tools and Xia.Lib (Or Xia%Tools, or Xia->Tools,
> choose your favorite ;-)
I am in favour of the healthy Wirthian conservatism: XIAtools and XIAlib would do just fine.
Keep it simple, you know :-)

Fyodor Tkachov
Dept. of Theor. Physics
Institute for Nuclear Research
Moscow 117312
Received on Tue Apr 13 1999 - 07:40:38 UTC

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