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John Peacock
September 7, 2011 03:59
Re: [ #70622] Versions Disappear
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On 09/06/2011 01:57 PM, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
> Dave Wheeler wrote:
>> But how much has it been complained about, really?
> The only part of it that I really disliked what that it would choke
> on what it considered invalid versions, even though I was just
> asking for the version, not asking it to validate.

It wasn't choking on "what it considered invalid versions"; it was 
choking on total garbage.  $VERSION has been defined in the Perl docs 
and the core code since the dawn of time as a number.  That's it.  No 
"3crap" stuff.  A number.  With 5.6.0, the concept of number was 
extended to v-strings (badly).


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