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Renaming CPAN modulesby b10m (Vicar)
|on Oct 27, 2006 at 21:02 UTC||Need Help??|
b10m has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've been mainting a CPAN module called Business::TPGPost, which will calculate the shipping cost based on TPG Post (Dutch postal service) rates for some time. Recently, the company changed it's name from TPG Post to TNT Post.
Since the rates will most likely be updated per January 1st, I'll be updating it, like a good CPAN user is supposed ;-) But, should I rename my module to Business::TNTPost, or even Business::TNT::NL, or keep the old name? How do other CPAN authors handle namechanges like this?
I can see where a namechange would be preferred for new users, but would "older users" (if they exist at all) be aware of this name change?
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