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Re^6: CPAN distribution naming recommendations

by stevieb (Canon)
on Jun 05, 2017 at 16:00 UTC ( #1192184=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: CPAN distribution naming recommendations
in thread CPAN distribution naming recommendations

I have released Geo::Compass::Variation. If it isn't available yet, it will be shortly. Thanks to everyone who provided their input and thoughts into the naming, and the reasons/details surrounding the suggestions.

I made the following changes:

  • added an alias of mag_var() to mag_dec()
  • renamed _calculate() to mag_field()
  • mag_field() now returns the $X, $Y, $Z information instead of the calculated information
  • mag_dec() and mag_inc() now perform their own calculations on the data returned by mag_field()

I have not yet incorporated the test data into the test suite, but that'll come soon enough.

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Re^7: CPAN distribution naming recommendations
by 1nickt (Canon) on Jun 05, 2017 at 18:54 UTC

    Hi Steve, ++ on the release. One suggestion: make note in the doc of the fact that the module will be updated with the current WMM data from NOAA (NGA) to account for changes in varition over time, and when to expect the updates.

    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

      Thanks Nick.

      I will open an issue to include that notice in the DESC section.

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