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Re: occam: "inability to encapsulate objects"(?)
> Surely 'flat namespace' refers to the lack of structure in the global
> namespace. I.e. there's nothing like Java's packages.
Yes - separate compilation currently produces just a flat set of process
names. If you link is two separately compiled files whose name lists
intersect, the Unix linker used by KRoC will complain. With the old
transputer linker, I think the declaration from the file #USEed last
hid any earlier declarations - which is the correct occam semantics.
For occam3, Geoff proposed a LIBRARY mechanism for giving user-chosen
names to separately compiled units, so that name clashes could be
Within a single compilation unit, current occam does - of course - provide
a strong block-structured namespace.