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On 21.10.2010 11:59, steve donovan wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:41 PM,  <> wrote:
>> It's unfortunate to have namespace conflicts in such basic stuff as
>> posix and curl. It reminds me of JavaScript; it means my app should
>> test for == None  and use different code accordingly...
> Oh yes, especially posix - that's really basic functionality.  E.g.
> because both posixes are in the LuaRocks repository, I cannot make
> 'lposix' a dependency on a LR module/script without potentially
> messing up some script that uses 'luaposix'.
> Now in LR previous to 2.0.x, this was resolvable using
> luarocks.require - but people found using that all the time to be a
> pain and 'not normal' (I know, I was one of them - now I see the
> point)

I think it would be resolvable in the future with current LR with change
in module naming:
local posix=require 'org.example.luaposix'
local posix=require 'org.example2.lposix'

and then "require 'posix'" should be discouraged in any software (unless
global "posix" space was defined with well-known API, and could wrap any
existing implementation).

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