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Re: Module advice: when is it too insignificant to release?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 23, 2004 at 20:26 UTC ( #409982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Module advice: when is it too insignificant to release?

If your module depends on Win32::OLE, I would strongly urge you to put it under that namespace or, at the very least, in the Win32 namespace. Windows-specific modules are definitely the exception rather than the rule in Perl1, so I would consider it polite to mark it in some way, rather than put it into the general population.

Personally, I'd call it Win32::Word::Writer::Simple - it's Win32-specific, it deals with Word, it writes, and it's simple. Or, if you feel ambitious, call it Win32::Word::Writer and allow yourself to be suckered into supporting all of the OLE commands that Word supports. :-)

  1. Frankly, any OS-specific module is the exception rather than the rule in Perl. It just so happens that Windows likes being exception-al more than most. *shrugs*

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