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[octvae forge] shadowing between packages

From: JuanPi
Subject: [octvae forge] shadowing between packages
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 01:28:55 +0100

Hi all,

I need to ask suggestion on how to solve the following situation:

1. Package A implementes funcA
2. Package B also implementa funcA, but is much better than A's funcA
3. Package B depends on Package A

Clearly Package A needs to run on itself, and if Package B is loaded
funcA is now pointing to B's funcA... this means functions from A
using funcA might fail (e.g. signature incompatibility)

What solutions do you have?

We have considered:
1. Renaming B's funcA to funcA_B ... not ideal, but well if that's it...
2. Creating a new package mirroring A, that renames funcA into funcA_A
... breaks all A's functions as does the shadowing, unless done
3. Renaming functions of package A when package B is loaded, and
putting them back when package B is unloaded

2. is done via CVS, but as said is not actually a solution, unless one
renames everythig
3. We do not know actually how to do it! :D

Is 1. the only solution?

JuanPi Carbajal

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