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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • CGI.pm is one module people are having a love/hate relationship with... Just like Perl is not CGI, in the same way, CGI is not CGI.pm. Yes, it's the module that hijacked the name, but it's not the only game in town. (It is probably not even the best game in town.)

    In the same way, for example, I insist on calling (Microsoft) SQL Server, "MS SQL", because SQL is not Microsoft's to own. It's one implementation of an SQL database server.

    • I think you've missed the point of what Acme was saying.

      The convention for the distribution name is to use the package name, as opposed to the file name. Although it's only a convention, perhaps it should be a bit more than that. As Acme's list shows there are several authors who have their own way of naming things. To make it easier to index and create metadata, and thus search for the packages & distributions, following a convention or standard makes the process all the more easier.

      Plenty of author