Naming of INN Perl modules

The Hermit Hacker scrappy at
Tue Feb 13 18:56:30 UTC 2001

On 13 Feb 2001, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Module naming gurus,
> INN has over time become more and more entangled with Perl in various ways
> and rather than using various Perl 4 era ways of gluing INN with its
> included Perl scripts, we're starting to look at including real Perl
> modules in the INN distribution to do various things.  Before we put this
> into a released version of INN, though, I'd like to get your opinion on
> what namespace we should use.
> The obvious choices are either INN::* (following the tradition of modules
> for other major software packages) or News::INN::* (since, after all, INN
> is a news server).  Do you have any particular preferences?
> At the moment, I'm leaning towards INN::*, but I could easily be persuaded
> otherwise.

I like the compartmentalized News::INN myself ... I can't think of
anything quickly off the top of my head, but can imagine someone else
might come up with something that abbreviates to INN in the future?

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