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Darren Duncan
February 12, 2022 08:48
Re: Pre-RFC: a `module` keyword
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On 2022-02-12 12:42 a.m., G.W. Haywood via perl5-porters wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2022, Ovid via perl5-porters wrote:
>> ... given that the best alternative I had was `library`, I chose
>> `module`. Suggestions welcome.
> Trying for a short word which will be substantially different and
> hopefully not be too contentious,
> as in basement: vault
> as in capsule: pill
> as in pile: rick
> Come to think of it, 'capsule' doesn't seem too bad even if it is
> seven characters.  A good thesaurus is your friend.

That's exactly what I said a few times, including earlier in this very thread, a 
good thesaurus is your friend, use it to take words without existing use in the 
field so you can invent the meaning you want.

This being said, following my own advice when naming things in the past, I found 
there is a huge overlap between appropriate names for libraries/modules/etc and 
appropriate names for collection data types.

Regarding "capsule" specifically, while that could work, I feel it sounds more 
like a container data type.  But whatever.

-- Darren Duncan

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