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John Peacock
May 1, 2003 07:18
Re: $VERSION Update and Questions
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Matthew O. Persico wrote:
> For those of us stuck at 5.6.1 for the foreseable future, are we going to be able to download a CPAN version of Universal::Version to get ver-magic or 
> is it too tied to 5.8+specific internals changes for this to happen? If it isn't backward compatible, I need to resurrect Universal::Version::PurePerl and 
> see how much magic I can backport myself.

Thanks for volunteering to help test this code! ;~0

Seriously, go here:

and test away.  This module works back to 5.005_03 and replicates the current 
capabilities of the 5.9.0 core changes.

The next series of core patches will require more work to backport, but I have a 
plan ready to go.  My goal is to allow any module to 'use version;' and have the 
appropriate code work from 5.005_03 forward.


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