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Re: problems with upstream authors and the naming of perl modules

At 09:27 29/05/2003 +0200, you wrote:
On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 12:44:22AM -0400, Deedra Waters wrote:
> | > If you look at the packages description, you will see thatit says "This
> | > module provides the Perl bindings to libcurl."  In the description it
> | > tells what the package is.

> | Could the description at least explicitly name the perl module 'WWW::Curl' as
> | well as descripting what it does?

Imho it really should do that if it doesn't yet. You should list the
included modules in the (long) description, "apt-cache search
WWW::Curl" or "apt-cache search Curl::Easy" should find the module.

> | I think it a bit unfortunate that the
> | debian auto-naming looses the case and mangles the names of CPAN modules so > | much - it certainly takes a few moments thinking to 'map' from one to the
> | other....

Perhaps you could note that while it might look strange from the
outside the *consistent* name-mangling actually makes it very easy to
find the respective module for the users.
            cu andreas

It would probably be easier for th users if the name-mangling yielded "libperl-curl-easy" or "libperl-www-curl" instead of the current one...
...any reasons for doing it otherwise i have overlooked ?


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