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5.12.4 Module and File

A module can be defined anywhere, in any lisp expression, but usually it only makes sense if the module is defined in a file like <prefix>/foo/bar/baz.jl, and you don’t put anything other than the module definition in that file. Periods in module name are converted to directory separator, in Unix a slash ’/’.

Rep modules are searched from directories specified in load-path. Files can be byte-compiled, and usually they have a suffix .jlc, instead of .jl for plain Lisp source.

The variable load-path and suffixes are fully described in See Load Function.