[Lazarus] Packages and units with the same name
Marcos Douglas B. Santos
md at delfire.net
Sat Oct 14 00:03:19 CEST 2017
On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Sven Barth via Lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
> On 13.10.2017 21:32, Marcos Douglas B. Santos via Lazarus wrote:
>> IMHO, would be better if packages may have just some "exported units".
>> What do you think?
> It doesn't matter. Any symbols in a unit are mangled only locally to the
> unit and there *can not* be two or more symbols with the same name in
> one program. What you ask for is simply not possible.
Is it not possible *today* or never?
I don't know how the compiler works, but try to understand me:
I would like to modularize a big program in small packages — because
it's better than to use dll/so.
Each one these packages will work in a bounded context. Each one may
have a "Facade" to the main program, exposing its "interface" (classes
and interfaces, most).
So, the main program shouldn't know nothing about "private units" that
belongs only for the package.
That is encapsulation too.
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