Devel::Required 0.07 now on its way to CPAN. It includes support for (assuming your module's version is 1.01) automatically replacing:
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in README type text files, and:
in pod type files (such as your module's source) each time your run "perl Makefile.PL". The version information is automatically obtained form the generated "Makefile", so it automatically uses any heuristics that ExtUtils::MakeMaker uses. For more information, see the pod of Devel::Required.
This documentation describes version 1.01.
For the people who can't wait until it is replicated all over the world, you can get a copy from my own CPAN directory