This is where a more traditional forum system would be beneficial. I know we've done lots of work on module / package systems in the past, but it's not easy to do research on it. Maybe we could use github issues on anarki to discuss some of these topics?
I did find lib/ns.arc, which rocketnia had done apparently back in 2011...
Modules and packages are related, but can be implemented independently. The package system is just for discovering and fetching code. Modules keep it separate and help avoid mistakes caused by interface overlap. Honestly, we can probably do without modules if we're careful - for example, emacs doesn't have namespaces, just a prefix convention.
Not having modules does make arc seem more like a toy than a production system though. You're more at the mercy of the remote developers.