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CPAN Modules on Github -- Naming conventions?by saintmike (Vicar)
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saintmike has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Github is catching up fast as the preferred destination for CPAN module development. But I wonder: Have we agreed yet on how to name our projects? Shouldn't there be a de-facto standard?
Obviously there's no such thing yet, as there is
which is the true name of the CPAN module (indeed, the distro name is called "libwww-perl", which is very unusual for CPAN), then there is
which uses a short (but unambiguous) name and
which adheres to the RHEL/FBSD school of thought. Another possibility would be the Debian way, something like "libnet-amazon-perl".
Clearly, there should be a "-perl" (or -cpan) suffix (or prefix) to distinguish CPAN modules from the same projects, written in a different language.
Thoughts on a naming standard?