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Re: Is Module::SafeVersion a Waste of Time?

by itub (Priest)
on Apr 24, 2006 at 20:18 UTC ( #545378=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is Module::SafeVersion a Waste of Time?

When writing the AnnoCPAN code, I decided to ignore module version numbers altogether and only use the distribution version number from the distribution filename (using the heuristics in CPAN::DistnameInfo). I didn't want to get into the headaches of doing eval's or heuristics to try to find out a module's version number. I don't install or trust the modules in any way, so Schwern's argument wouldn't apply. Therefore I would have happily considered a module such as Module::SafeVersion; even if it is accurate only 99% of the time, that's better than nothing (which is what I have now).
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[choroba]: Tire chains are mandatory here in mountains, and the only unprepared each year are gritters
[stevieb]: I have a 3 day winter survival kit in my vehicle in the event I get snowed in in the mountains (which has happened before due to avalanches closing the roads (and once in the summer due to a massive forest fire that trapped us
[perldigious]: a handful of people in my work area did not make it, but I live pretty close and it's flat the whole way, so I didn't have any trouble. The roundabout is the worst thing I have to negotiate.
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[perldigious]: Well, that and dodging the people who forget how ice works right away. :-)
[stevieb]: hey, thezip
[perldigious]: I don't miss having to drive up and down in elevation on roads that are iced over, I white knuckled gripping the steering wheel every time I had to where I used to live.
[perldigious]: So I don't envy you mountain guys if you have to drive in the winter, even with tire chains.
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