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  • by wickline (135) on 2005.01.05 0:34 (#37226) Journal
    You might want to avoid using class so that if/when someone writes (or maybe someone has already written) a Perl6:: module that supports class as a keyword folks won't be inviting confusion by trying to use both that module and yours.

    Obviously "don't use that name, because someone else might" could be said of any name, but I think a potentially very popular name like 'class' might be worth extra caution.

    Then again, if you call it 'class', someone who hates the name can write a thin wrapper calling it whatever they want instead.
    /me shrugs

    • Hi Matt. I'm going to call it "" because it's short and that's a name that received fairly decent support on the module author's list. I was also hesitant about the Perl 6 issue, oddly enough. I'll probably have it uploaded in the next day or two unless there's some strenous objection from the PAUSE admins.