________ Structure ___________________________________________________
Alice is equipped with an extended version of the Standard ML Basis Library.
Most additional modules deal with Alice ML extensions over Standard ML.
The library is split into components. Usually, one component
exports a single module (structure or functor) or signature. The components are
named after the module or signature they export. Signature component names have
a -sig suffix appended to avoid problems with case insensitive
Library components are imported through URIs using the x-alice:
scheme. The library is organized hierarchically as follows:
The Standard ML top-level environment is
available as usual.
________ Import ______________________________________________________
Components from the fundamental library, and those components of the system
library that are part of the Standard ML Basis Library, are imported implicitly.
Other components can be accessed through appropriate explicit import
announcements. For example, a program using the Url component has to be prefixed by the
import structure Url from "x-alice:/lib/system/Url"
The reference pages for the individual library items contain the synopsis of
the appropriate import announcement for each item. Note that it is not
necessary to import a signature in order to use a structure implementing that
signature, although the library pages usually contain the synopsis for both.
Signatures only need to be imported if used explicitly.
The interactive toplevel system imports
the complete library, except /lib/gtk/, implicitly. Loading of
the respective components is performed lazily.
________ Top-level ___________________________________________________
The top-level environment contains all
types, exceptions and values that are available unqualified.
________ Fundamental library _________________________________________
________ Data library ________________________________________________
________ System library ______________________________________________
________ Distribution library ________________________________________
________ Gecode library ______________________________________________
________ Tools library _______________________________________________
________ Gtk library _________________________________________________
________ Regex library _______________________________________________
________ SQLite library ______________________________________________
________ XML parser library __________________________________________
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