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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [functor] draft proposal
Date Sat, 14 Dec 2002 09:16:32 GMT
Henri wrote:
> I can't fault much of your proposal document. It's well put together and
> if functor were to be a separate package, would serve well.
+1

> I am worried that there is a time/cost to pay for lots of small components
> which have to be release managed, bug managed, documented and checked out
> for irregularities. Having a component on its own is a good way to get it
> going, but merging components for better dependency handling and
> management has pluses once they get going. Especially if they share
> developers, scope-domain and users.
Our experience with releases shows commons is a release late, release
infrequently place. I find it difficult to see how more components, with the
same number of people, will help.


One possible solution could be for this proposal to be used within [lang] to
define the functor package there. Similar 'definition's could be written for
other [lang] packages.

Stephen





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