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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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