Dan Sugalski wrote:
> At 03:39 PM 8/9/2001 -0400, Kirrily Robert wrote:
> Add to this "Define required metadata for perl modules". I think Larry
> wants version and author as required at the very least.
> FWIW, my current view of "The Module Plan" is for all modules to be
> identifiable via a module name/author ID/version triple.

This is kinda sketchy to me. I like the module name and version, but
author is a little weird. For CPAN modules, it should be
straightforward: it's your CPAN id. But do we really *want* to support
two modules with the same name but different authors? That seems like a
recipe for mass confusion. Besides, there's an unlimited supply of
similarly-concepted names (CGI::Simple, CGI::Easy, CGI::Minimal)

I think supporting a version is a good idea, but I don't think allowing
multiple modules to be named the same thing is. Am I missing something?
I'd much rather the programmer do this:

   use CGI as any(CGI::Simple CGI::Minimal CGI);

Or somesuch thing.


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