Namespaces are a language feature of many programming languages, allowing local reuse of class and variable names.

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Namespace by topic or by purpose? [closed]

The project I'm working on has quite a few classes. These classes can be grouped in two different ways. I'm trying to decide which grouping is best as for namespacing. Currently I a set of user facing ...
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Semantically more appropriate package name than `util` for the following things?

As a strawman consider the package java.util it is a dumping ground for various classes that in most cases do not share anything in common other than the person that put them there was lazy or ...
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Nested classes via a getter (to emulate namespacing)

So, we all know that ES6's introduced syntax is definitely sugar over what we've been doing, previously. That being said, we still don't have namespaces (which would be nice...) The problem that I'm ...
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Clojure NameSpace Design

I am new to Clojure and trying to get a handle on organizing a project's namespaces. I am working on a solver for the knapsack problem. Currently, I have broken the modules into files, but everything ...
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Python, namespace vs module with underscores

I'm developing a project that uses several independent modules, but all related to the same project. However, I face this choice: module names with underscore vs. namespaces. For example there is ...
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Free Standing Functions in Global Namespace

When writing non-member, free functions, can they be placed in the global namespace so long as the signature specifies a namespace-scoped object? For example, in the code below, is "Example 2" ...
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When to use nested classes and when to use namespaces?

I have really never made use of namespaces, and am considering them at the moment. My situation. I have a class Reverb. It contains as members instances of other classes, declared in the same header ...
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Best practice for using namespaces in my PHP libraries

I've been using a tiny and neat caching library on my projects, but I realize that "Cache" is a very generic name and it's easy to get a collision when using it in large projects. Also, I would like ...
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Naming convention for iOS/OSX open-source projects

Not always but most of the time, you will find iOS or Mac OS X open-source projects with names starting with the initial letters of the author first and last names. If a project were to be authored by ...
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How to tell that a Javascript code already needs AMD (RequireJS, …)?

At some point code is complicated less if you introduce a new abstract than if you continue as it was. Some trigger should fire in a head of a programmer. Like, I was coding fine, but now I've added ...
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Why do XML namespace URIs use the http scheme?

A XML namespace should be a URI, but it can use any URI scheme, including those that are not URLs. Then why do all widely used XML namespaces use the http scheme (e.g. ...
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With AMD style modules in JavaScript is there any benefit to namespaces?

Coming from C++ originally and seeing lots of Java programmers doing the same we brought namespaces to JavaScript. See Google's closure library as an example where they have a main namespace, goog and ...
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How can I identify a namespace without using a string literal?

My team has a lot of IOC conventions that look something like... if (type.Namespace == "My.Fun.Namespace") { // do stuff } Of course, maintaining this kind of thing becomes brutal after awhile, ...
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How to use namespaces to separate interface from implementation, in c++?

As far as I can tell, you can make your interface known to others by providing your .h file. Your .cpp is the implementation. Then they can see the function names, the parameter types, the return ...
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Separate namespace just for exceptions?

I was doing a code review and came across something odd which I've never seen before. The developer decided to create a sub-namespace just to contain all the assembly's exceptions. I thought I had ...
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Ruby module namespacing advice

in my current project have: module Stats class Site ... end class Product def initialize(product_id) @product_id = product_id end end class Profile ... end end ...
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Nested Classes or Namespace

Why do need namespaces when we have nested classes. What can be done through namespaces, can also achieved through nested classes. so I don't understand the reasoning of having namespaces ?
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Pros and cons of namespaces vs include/require in PHP?

I recently started using namespaces in PHP. When I first saw them, I thought that their syntax was ugly and I'd never use them. However, I created an autoloader (spl_autoload_register) that makes it ...
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Should package structure closely resemble class hierarchy?

Pretty simple question. Should package structure closely resemble class hierarchy? If so, how closely? Why or why not? For instance, let's say you've got class A and class B, plus class AFactory ...
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Organization standards for large programs [closed]

I'm the only software developer at the company where I work. I was hired straight out of college, and I've been working here for several years. When I started, eveeryone was managing their own data as ...
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Why is “tight coupling between functions and data” bad?

I found this quote in "The Joy of Clojure" on p. 32, but someone said the same thing to me over dinner last week and I've heard it other places as well: [A] downside to object-oriented programming ...
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What are the good practices for including namespaces in C++ that avoid more typing?

I am starting out with C++ and almost everywhere I see there is these 2 sentences at the top. #include <iostream> using namespace std; As I understand namespaces are something to keep names ...
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How should modules access data outside their scope? [closed]

I run into this same problem quite often. First, I create a namespace and then add modules to this namespace. Then issue I always run into is how best to initialize the application? Naturally, each ...
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Why use typedefs for structs?

in C (ANSI, C99, etc.), structs live in their own namespace. A struct for a linked list might look something like this: struct my_buffer_type { struct my_buffer_type * next; struct ...
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Nested classes vs namespaces

Is it good to use nested classes or should I use namespaces instead? In context: I have a templated codec loader and a codec have In objects and Out objects template<class TypeOfData> class ...
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Is C# namespace should be Project-Name?

I am working with multiple websites (freelancer) and a good amount of them I write using C# MVC4. I created a very good boilerplace project that I plan to use on every next starting mvc4 application ...
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When to import names into the global namespace? (using x::y, from x import y etc.)

I've been programming in various languages for about 10 years now. And I still haven't figured out when it is a good idea to import something into the global namespace (using x::y in C++, from x ...
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Handling table name collisions in Django

Django creates a table name by joining the app label with the model name. A project can have many apps. If two have the same label, how can both be used in the same database? I'm currently using very ...
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Advices on structure and names for namespaces and classes [closed]

I'm resistant to calling the "main" class the same as the namespace, but I sometimes find myself needing it. Considering I'm using the Vendor.Namespace.[Subnamespace].Class formula, imagine this ...
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Why do so many namespaces start with com

I've noticed that a lot of companies use "reverse domain name" namespaces and I'm curious where that practice originated and why it continues. Does it merely continue because of rote practice, or is ...
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What is meant by namespaced content and what advantages does it have?

I was reading this blog by James Bennett regarding HTML vs XHTML . He writes : I don’t have any need for namespaced content; I’m not displaying any complex mathematical notation here and don’t ...
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What should be done with class names that conflict (common) framework names

What should be done exactly when the most obvious class name for a component is taken by a framework? In my case, I need to make a class that describes an HTTP request. Of course, the most common name ...
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Does putting types/functions inside namespace make compiler's parsing work easy?

Retaining the names inside namespace will make compiler work less stressful!? For example: // test.cpp #include</*iostream,vector,string,map*/> class vec { /* ... */ }; Take 2 scenarios of ...
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Where do I place my example implementations in my framework?

I've created a pretty simple templating framework and have default implementations for some of my interfaces used for passing around information. I store these in MyFramework.Default namespace ...
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Should classes from the same namespace be kept in the same assembly?

For example, ISerializable and the Serializable Attribute are both in the System.Runtime.Serialization namespace, but not the assembly of the same name. On the other hand, DataContract attributes are ...
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Derived Classes and namespaces

I am deriving a class, for use in my application, from a class provided by another group. Should the derived class be in the namespace for my application or the namespace of the parent class? While ...
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Why do we need URIs for XML namespaces?

I am trying to figure out why we need URIs for XML namespaces and I cannot find a purpose for that. Can anyone brighten me a little showing their use on a concrete example? EDIT: Ok so for ...
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How to choose a good namespace name? (Linguistically)

English in not my native language, therefore it is a little more difficult to pick a good name for a namespace. One example to make you see my problem a bit better: We have a set of classes that have ...
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Dynamic Class Inheritance For PHP

I have a situation where I think I might need dynamic class inheritance in PHP 5.3, but the idea doesn't sit well and I'm looking for a different design pattern to solve my problem if it's possible. ...
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Using static classes as namespaces

I have seen other developers using static classes as namespaces public static class CategoryA { public class Item1 { public void DoSomething() { } } public class Item2 { ...
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Evaluating PHP namespaces

I'm at the pre-release stage of an open-source PHP project, one which I hope will be used by other developers in their own projects. The project doesn't currently support namespaces and I'm trying to ...
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How do I partially add PHP namespacing to a library without breaking existing code?

My company has created a modular PHP framework over the years, beginning long before PHP 5.3 added namespaces. Recently, we decided to start using namespaces in our library's new code, and we intend ...
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Company namespace in web applications

Most (good) namespace conventions require a company name scoped namespace. eg CompanyName.ComponentName.x.y.z How well does this translate over to web applications? In many websites, the company is ...
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Namespaces just seem to be making things more complicated. Am I missing something?

Now that I am using namespaces in my php files which match the file's path, I have to append a namespace to pretty much every class instantiation. The namespaces definitely help my autoloader find ...
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Should I use a root namespace?

I'm currently working on a couple projects in Flash ActionScript, and I've been building up a small library of classes. I've been using a naming convention similar to: foo.events.Bar and ...
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Adding to the System namespace in C#

Would it be acceptable for some very generic utilities or classes to be added in the System namespace? I'm thinking of really basic stuff like a generic EventArgs (EventArgs<T>), Use case: ...
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Is prefixing symbols also considered as namespacing?

For example, the Objective-C convention is to prefix the symbols with two or three capital letters which are abbreviations of the project: NSString, CABasicAnimation, MGTwitterEngine… In C, many ...
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Best practices for using namespaces in C++ [closed]

I have read Uncle Bob's Clean Code a few months ago, and it has had a profound impact on the way I write code. Even if it seemed like he was repeating things that every programmer should know, ...
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Number of Classes in a Namespace - Code Smell?

I have a C# library that's used by several executables. There's only a couple namespaces in the library, and I just noticed that one of the namespaces has quite a few classes in it. I've always ...