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Re: [ #70622] Versions Disappear

John Peacock
September 4, 2011 06:39
Re: [ #70622] Versions Disappear
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On 09/04/2011 01:51 AM, David E. Wheeler wrote:
> So let me see if I understand this correctly. Starting with Perl
> 5.10, UNIVERSAL::VERSION returned a version object that, when used in
> a string context, stringified to its original, declared form (which
> for vstrings meant sprintf "v%vd").

Close; it always returned the stringified version object, not the 
version object itself.

> But in bleed and
> 0.92-0.94, UNIVERSAL::VERSION now returns exactly the same value as
> $Foo::VERSION. Which kind of obviates the use of UNIVERSAL::VERSION
> when called with no arguments, no?

That's it in a nutshell...

> I think if I had noticed this thread before I would have argued with
> David Golden about this point. It seems to me that a version object
> is far more useful in general than whatever crap happened to be put
> into $VERSION -- and the latter can be fetched directly, anyway.\

I'm sorry I didn't fight harder, but at this point, I am as sick of 
version arguments as much as anyone.

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