what's so difficult about namespace?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Dec 10 05:31:55 CET 2008


Xah Lee wrote:
[...]
> Steve Holden wrote:
>> And therein lies the danger of imagination.
> 
>> Typically the namespace components are looked up one by one, so for
>>
>>    this.that.theother
>>
>> first "this" will be looked up and (hopefully) yield an object with a
>> namespace, which will then be searched for "that", yielding another
>> object with a namespace in which "theother" can be looked up. That's
>> certainly how it works in Python:
> 
> yes, but Steve, what is your point?
> 
> The question is, what is the technical difficulty, if any, of
> introducing namespace into a existing language.
> 
> You pointed out that identifier lookup at least from the perspective
> of language user is somewhat like a tree walking processing. However,
> that does not answer the main question.
> 
Yawn.

My point was you oversimplified the problem due to your ignorance of the
issues. You are a good writer when you stick to what you know and avoid
the rabid profanity. Unfortunately that doesn't happen often enough for
my taste.

regards
 Steve
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