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From:
Matthew O. Persico
Date:
May 1, 2003 16:55
Subject:
Re: $VERSION Update and Questions
Message ID:
200351195530.234478@mopxp
On Thu, 01 May 2003 10:08:27 -0400, John Peacock wrote:
>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

You're welcome. Seriously!

>Seriously, go here:
>
>    http://search.cpan.org/author/JPEACOCK/version-0.28/
>
>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.

Wow, you are brave. Why pick 5.005_03 instead of 5.6.0 as a limit? IWouldn't it probably simplify lots of your code to not have to deal with 5.005
format vs 5.6 format?
--
Matthew O. Persico




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