Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback so far.
If we assume that the issue is inadvertent use of private APIs, then proposal A is the simplest solution that solves the problem.
While I mentioned earlier that warnings are not enough, they are not enough only if someone wants to bypass or ignore those warnings. However, if someone is in a position where they don’t care about warnings or where they want to bypass the visibility system, none of the proposals permanently address it.
Also, given that this is not an issue equally shared by all members of the Elixir community, but it is an important one for some projects, including Elixir itself, it makes sense to pick the solution with the smallest footprint (in terms of implementation, complexity, concepts, etc) possible, to avoid increasing the cognitive load for those not using it, which again, is solution A.
While I personally think the alias system in B/C/D provide more flexible use cases than A, such alias system will have a bigger footprint in the language either in the API (i.e. by introducing
aliasp) or in the usage (i.e. requiring multiple
In other words, I am personally stating my preference at the end of the discussion goes towards option A . Thanks @hauleth for initially proposing it.
Note we may not implement proposal A immediately, as it is wise to introspect about this a bit further and wait a bit more to see if other solutions to the problem surface. But if we do implement it, it will be closer to A in nature (probably preceded by a discussion on the API).
Have a good weekend!