CPAN Authors and Perl Porters,
I recently came across two cases of namespace squatting.
That was taken by MARCEL but the module is missing. I guess MARCEL deleted Attribute::Memoize in favor of Attribute::Util which has the same functionality. But I don't like the idea of grab-bagging of multiple Attribute handlers in a single module so I mailed him what he wants to do with it. The mail was sent on April 8th and I got no reponse since then.
That module does Camellia cipher for Crypt::CBC. The algorithm became open source only recently (April 13th) so it is almost impossible that the name space be registered by someone else. But it is registered by JCDUQUE. It is registered as RcdOg but once again the module itself is missing (naturally). Since JCDUQUE has registered Many Crypt:: modules, he did so assuming it will soon be available.
I now have a very strong doubt of module registration system. Do we really need that? And who and how the registration be processed is in the haze. I have requested to register Encode and Jcode before. Encode is even in core but those requests were simply ignored.
http://search.cpan.org/ seems to be taking more practical approach. Just index whatever does REALLY exist. So Attribute::Memoize and Crypt::Camellia belongs to me from its point of view. But once you fire up CPAN shell, it's registration that has te precedence.
I want some action be taken.
Dan the Foresaken by CPAN