I have recently become a CPAN author. I used my real name, but now I am not sure I should have. I like going by different handles. I have different names in different online places, including the monastery. So why did I use my real name? I think because of employment opportunities. I am unemployed and it's nice to point out on a resume or in an interview that you are a CPAN author. I noticed that most people use their real name on CPAN, except for a few exceptions like Abigail, chromatic, etc. Should I really worry about how employers will view my claim that I authored modules if I use a handle? Does it really matter? Just curious, monks. Oh and do you think the CPAN maintainers would make a fuss if I changed my name? What about people who marry and change their name? Do they get a new author id on CPAN?
By the way, do you think the Perl community as a whole prefers that CPAN authors use their real name since it may convey a sense of accountability to users who might think twice about relying on software by somebody named h/\c0r or whatever?