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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's still called Unix and isn't Unix specific. It still lives in the top-level namespace. Ah well.

    • the new docs do state it was so-named because it was inspired by Unix, particularly the power that its shell holds. For me, when Quantum::Superpositions came out, I didn't know what it was and its named misled me to think it had something to do with physics. But now, it is clear that it is *inspired* by physical quantum superpositions, but in actually it might be more accurately named List::Conditional or List::Cases But what name should this have which addresses your two concerns above?
      • Maybe you should call it "Sh" if you mean to invoke some kind of comparison between your module and the traditional Unix shell, "/bin/sh". At least that would be unlikely to be of use to anyone else!

        The problem with taking UNIX.pm for this purpose is that UNIX.pm should be a module that helps you access Unix. The only reason it doesn't exist already is that Perl is already really good at doing Unixy things...

        Please consider renaming your module. Your reputation as a member of the CPAN community is at

        • The only thing with "Sh" is that it creates a new top-level namespace and I have never done that to date... I *occupied* the top-level of Unix by creating this module, but I did not create one. I already have a poor reputation in the Perl(monks)? community and hope to transition to teaching middle/high school math one day. The great thing about teaching Algebra I was that I had complete command of the subject matter. The six weeks I spent teaching high school were the best 6 weeks of my life. The only problem is the test to qualify to teach math is ridiculously hard... they don't test on high school math at all. But anyway, I will remove Unix.pm and rename it Acme::Sh.