http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=770042

saintmike has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Github is catching up fast as the preferred destination for CPAN module development. But I wonder: Have we agreed yet on how to name our projects? Shouldn't there be a de-facto standard?

Obviously there's no such thing yet, as there is

http://github.com/gisle/libwww-perl

which is the true name of the CPAN module (indeed, the distro name is called "libwww-perl", which is very unusual for CPAN), then there is

http://github.com/mschilli/log4perl

which uses a short (but unambiguous) name and

http://github.com/boumenot/p5-Net-Amazon

which adheres to the RHEL/FBSD school of thought. Another possibility would be the Debian way, something like "libnet-amazon-perl".

Clearly, there should be a "-perl" (or -cpan) suffix (or prefix) to distinguish CPAN modules from the same projects, written in a different language.

Thoughts on a naming standard?