Ticket #2012 (new bug)
Opened 6 years ago
osutils does not play nice with nqp-setting
|Reported by:||whiteknight||Owned by:|
runtime/parrot/library/osutils.pir does not using namespacing. Neither does nqp-setting. Attempting to use both libraries in the same project (which is very possible if using distutils from an NQP-rx script) causes naming conflicts. Specifically, the problem I am having is that distutils is attempting to call the "slurp" method from osutils, but is going to the "slurp" method in nqp-setting instead. The one in nqp-setting has different semantics and doesn't allow you to specify the encoding.
I would like to add proper namespacing to osutils, but that's going to require some changes to distutils and maybe other languages. I don't know how well-used that library is. Another alternative would be to add NQP setting functions to a namespace ("NQP::Setting"?). I don't know how well that change would be received either.