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If you’re writ­ing Perl that’s nev­er going to the Com­pre­hen­sive Perl Archive Net­work (CPAN)heed this lit­tle-known note on the Perl Authors Upload Serv­er (PAUSE):

By con­ven­tion, the top-lev­el Local name­space should nev­er con­flict with any­thing on CPAN. This allows you to be con­fi­dent that the name you choose under Local isn’t going to con­flict with any­thing from the out­side world.

PAUSE: On The Nam­ing of Modules

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