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Re: Module proposal [long]

[This is in reply to James R. Rauen's Module System Proposal.]

The proposal represents a significant contribution.  It is certainly
better that Common Lisp's packages.  Before I form an opinion on this
proposal, please answer the following question.  Many module systems
provide some sort of generic or parameterized module facility.
Standard ML has functors and Ada has generics.  Does this proposal
provide parametric modules and can they be instantiated using a set of
mutually recursive module declarations?  If parameterized modules were
left out purposely, please explain why.