Data::Alias was generally broken in 5.18.x (CPAN Testers Reports confirm this).
This seemed to affect quite a few people: there've been a number of posts about this.
Version 1.17 of Data::Alias appears to have fixed the problem; again, CPAN Testers Reports seem to confirm this.
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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