Another look at namespaces

james anderson James.Anderson at
Fri Sep 17 15:39:02 BST 1999

David Megginson wrote:
> 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.

Perhaps his exact wording is to be preferred. The stated summary conflates the
identity of the name with the mechanism used to ensure and/or establish that

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