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Module header

Each module begins with a header.

Syntax

MODULE name;
[REQUIRE moduleName1, ..., moduleNameN;]
[PRIORITY namespaceName1, ..., namespaceNameM;]
[NAMESPACE namespaceName;]

Description

The module header can consist of four special statements, in the following order:

The MODULE statement defines the module name. It is required. Each module within one project must have a unique name.

The REQUIRE statement defines the list of modules on which the current module depends. If the REQUIRE statement is absent, that is equivalent to depending only on the System module.

The PRIORITY statement defines the list of additional namespaces that will have priority in finding system elements.

The NAMESPACE statement defines the module's namespace.

Parameters

  • name

    The name of the module. Simple ID. Module names cannot contain an underscore.

  • moduleName1, ..., moduleNameN

    A list of the names of modules that the current module depends on. Each name is a simple ID.

  • namespaceName1, ..., namespaceNameM

    A list of namespace names. Each name is a simple ID.

  • namespaceName

    The name of the module namespace. A simple ID that cannot contain an underscore. If the NAMESPACE statement is not used in the header, the name of the current module's namespace will be equal to the name of the module.

Examples

MODULE EmployeeExample;     // Defining the module name

REQUIRE System, Utils; // Listing the modules that the Employee module depends on
NAMESPACE Employee; // Setting the namespace

CLASS Employee 'Employee'; // Creating a class
CLASS Position 'Position'; // Creating another class

employeePosition(employee) = DATA Position (Employee); // Creating property