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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Whether or not the module belongs on the CPAN, it certainly doesn't seem like it's using the best choice of namespace.

    Is there precedent or existing policy for modules@perl.org renaming modules? This one should probably be somewhere in the Acme:: namespace.
    • Not really.

      We mostly recommend or hint about better names, and most of the time people do what we suggest.

      If the code does actually implement the the cubic time, as bizarre as it is, the module is named correctly.

      If it doesn't, and it's a joke, then it probably should be moved to Acme::

      So far, it's not really been the job of CPAN to censor what goes up there, if it isn't damaging (in a technical sense, not in people's perceptions) to the CPAN.

      I think you could be fairly sure we'd pull down something related to kiddie porn, but beyond that, I dunno.

      Personally, I'm obliged to approve of the module itself, but ask them to use an open source license or pull it themselves.
      • Personally, I'm obliged to approve of the module itself, but ask them to use an open source license or pull it themselves.

        That seems like the most reasonable and practical approach to me as well.