Message from discussion RFC: the Author:: namespace
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Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 22:20:29 +0100
Subject: Re: RFC: the Author:: namespace
From: m...@simplicidade.org (Pedro Melo)
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So I guess the answer is no :)
Thanks for you comments, appreciated.
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Pedro Melo <m...@simplicidade.org> wrote:
> I would like to propose the Author:: namespace as a place for all of
> our personal modules that don't fit into any other namespace, for
> public experimental modules, and for author metadata.
> Each author would release under his own PAUSE ID. My own namespace
> would become Author::MELO and my modules would be placed under that.
> Modules under the Author namespace would be available to include as a
> dependency on each author projects, but not under other CPAN
> distributions outside the same Author namespace. If you wish to use a
> Author module, you should work with the author to move it to one of
> the current namespaces.
> I think this would allow us to remove a lot of per-user modules that
> have popped up in the past (stuff like Task::Belike::* and Dist::Zilla
> Author plugin bundles).
> It would also open the possibility to include author metadata in the
> form of a module. For example, one module I want to release is
> Author::MELO::ContributingPolicy that keeps the text I want to add to
> all my modules POD with instructions on how to best contribute to my
> Other interesting concept to be explored would be a
> Author::MELO::Preferences which would give access to some personal
> information (what author.json currently has), and provide hints to
> other modules (which browser I prefer, or which bug tracking system I
> rather use, and so forth).
> Thanks for your time,
> Pedro Melo