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  • That's an excellent idea! Now when people submitting requests to complain that they want their pet module to have a short name cos it saves typing in their programs (at the expense of being meaningful in the global hierarchy) this can provide a solution.

    It's also handy when a module changes its name — just change the use line, and leave other references to the class alone.

    • I know I'll get biatch slapped for saying this; and it's not meant as a flame; but... Isn't submitting namespace requests to modules@ worthless now a days? Isn't there an overall push/acceptance to abandon maintanence of "registered' modules and the modules list @
      • Isn't submitting namespace requests to modules@ worthless now a days?

        From the the point of view of having an official list of registered modules, quite possibly. But the process definitely is useful in moderating modules' names.

        brian d foy in particular is good at spotting when a module has been submitted with an awkward name and suggesting a better one, and in general the suggestions are acted upon. That makes Cpan a more pleasant place for all of us.