From: <dblack / candle.superlink.net>


> Hello --
> 
> On Sun, 13 Oct 2002, Mike Campbell wrote:
> 
> > > I think almost anything is a better name than CRAN, as that (to me)
> > > sounds like a Perl imitation reflex.  (I know there's CTAN too, but it
> > > still sounds Perl-derived to me.)
> >
> > CTAN preceded CPAN by... half a decade or more, did it not?
> 
> The "it" in my last sentence was meant to refer to "CRAN" -- i.e.,
> even though CPAN is not the only C?AN around, I still get the strong
> feeling that the idea of calling a Ruby archive CRAN comes directly
> from CPAN.  (I don't think CTAN is a Perl imitation :-)
> 
> 
> David

Just a thought: why *not* copy CPAN?  It's pretty good, isn't it?

Gavin