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In message <> you wrote:

> The treatment of dots comes from submodules, which are written like
> 'mod.submod'; so, it is not easy to change to another character.  Maybe
> this handling in searchpath could be optional.

The dot notation fits RISC OS well, because it is the DIRSEP symbol
there. This offers the possibility of an entertaining representation
or analogy, in which a directory represents a table and the leafnames
of objects in the directory represent the keys.  Filetypes can be
defined for types of value - textfiletype for strings, for example.
The analogy cannot be pushed too far, but it is good food for thought.
Metatables for files, anybody? :)-

Gavin Wraith (
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