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John Peacock
September 22, 2011 03:06
Subject: patch (before we forget about it)
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Attached is a revised patch to to remove the "-1, set by" and replace it with the undef value.  What is truly annoying 
about this behavior is that never even checks for this fake 
$VERSION value, so it doesn't make any difference what it is set to.

This change will prevent from choking on illegal $VERSION's 
when using  The CPAN release of as well as the 
equivalent code in the Perl core since 5.10.0 treat an undef $VERSION as 
equivalent to 0 for comparison purposes and does not throw a warning or 


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