Exporting already existing names

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#1

This is a very simple question, but it is the first time that I am confronting name clashing. Suppose I have a module that defines a custom dataframe type:

module GeoStats

using DataFrames

struct GeoData{DF<:AbstractDataFrame}
  data::DF
  coordnames::Vector{Symbol}
end

names(geodata::GeoData) = names(geodata.data)

end # module

If I try to export the method names, it clashes with Base.names and gives me a warning at least. I wonder how DataFrames.names was exported and I how could do the same?

What are the rules of thumb for exporting names in Julia packages?


#2

Extend the function instead by importing the Base version or define it with Base.names