Fri Jun 13 19:35:37 CEST 2008

Toplevel vs. module namespaces

When you talk to somebody, you'd like them to remember what you were
talking about before. Conversation needs context.

When you read something, you hope for all context to be explained in
the text you are reading. Exposition needs completeness.

Same goes with interaction to a machine.  This is the image based
accumulative repl vs. the transparent repl debate.

I find it quite interesting to give it some thought, as both are
valuable for some uses. This is about load vs. require: Interactive
incremental development vs. the 'run' button.