Another look at namespaces
david at megginson.com
Fri Sep 17 02:09:49 BST 1999
Don Park writes:
> I believe that:
> 1. A namespace is empty of meaning beyond being distinguishable from other
> 2. A name within a namespace is also meaningless beyond being
> distinguishable from other names in the namespace.
> 3. Meaning of a name requires a frame of reference.
I cannot remember Tim Bray's exact wording, but he said something like
"programs can use qualified names they recognize as triggers for
processing behaviour". That (or whatever he actually said) is the
best summary of Namespaces that's come out so far.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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