My preference is to have names that are unique as a way of preventing confusion. If you call your method SaveAs
, and your module invokes a method by the very same name from another module, then at maintenance time I have to be smart enough to know that the good old SaveAs
is not what the code is referring to. In other words, since another module already uses the term SaveAs
, can't the method within your module have a slightly different name?
And on the note that it's nice to have unique terms for new pieces of software: I see that WordWriter is actually a commercial package written in Java for creating Word documents and also that Ken Tomiak uses perl2word as the name of a sample Word document maker (Win32::ole and MSWord). However, I don't see any hits by google for pl2word and so perhaps this could be the name for your module. Although the letter l looks a lot like the number 1....