- We have a lot of experience in other languages for deterministic and direct name -> file mapping, very little for having the module name solely in the source.
I keep reading this. The opposite is just true as well. For example, there are lot of experience with C# out there and their productivity hasn’t gotten down because of it.
Lost in all this brouhaha is the fact that the IS does not preclude a trivial mapping: your implementation will document what it wants.
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We don't need it and a lot of us believe we need to not have it.
The price for this level of indirection, as you say is quite high on tooling. the benefits un-existant.
The evolution working group and the authors of the module proposal seem afraid to over specify - while SG-15 thinks
leaving things as they are will lead for decades of pain. At least, I certainly think so.
We have a lot of experience in other languages for deterministic and direct name -> file mapping, very little for having the module name solely in the source.
As for name collision... It's not a problem. It would even be a good thing to make sure not to have duplicated file names:
Module identifier needs to be unique in a program, so asking the same of files is reasonable.
I have been looking for some information why do we need a level of indirection from module name to module interface file name. Why are modules names need a different system then header names.
I have hear that Microsoft was having some problems with name collision. Is there more concrete information about the problem that Microsoft or other companies were having?
If you have a name collision today with headers we would just make another library that wraps one of the two colliding headers. I name the public header of this new library something different and problem solved.
So I don’t understand why are we paying for this level of indirection but I probably just don’t understand the problem.
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