I did not randomly pick 5.8.1 as requirement. There were many internal changes between 5.8.0 and 5.8.1 which made back-porting Data::Alias to 5.8.0 impossible. Yes, I tried.
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I have to admit my choice to make Data::Alias engulf and supercede Data::Swap may not have been the good idea it seemed at the time, especially since I discovered that Data::Alias does not build properly on quite a few platforms.
I'll consider splitting off Data::Swap again.
In the mean time, please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience I caused.
UPDATE: split-off done