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That would defeat the purpose of having 1 module handle both.
I don't want to use multiple files for the same module -- duplicating code is a bad practice.
One of the reasons I tend to put many modules in 1 file during development, is to find places to look for common code to apply reductions to. Only after some package has sat in my file doing nothing useful (other than providing it's function) other than than taking up useful space in my file.. I consider splitting it off... I.e. it's so far out of my head space, because I'm just "using the code", that it's not changing, and it's presence in the file is now a bother ... time to split it off and take it as a library component...OR...that might be too much of a bother...until I'm working on another program that wants to use the module...that's when I really work on splitting things...
But I would think I had too many routines shared between the versions. I was only thinking of forcing a different parameter order on 1 routine -- would you really think it a good idea to duplicate hundreds of lines just to change a few?