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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That's an excellent idea! Now when people submitting requests to modules@perl.org 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.

    Smylers
    • 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 @ http://www.cpan.org/modules/00modlist.long.html? http://www.perldiscuss.com/article.php?id=2803&group=perl.module-authors http://www.mail-archive.com/module-authors@perl.org/msg01752.html
      • 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.

        Smylers