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in reply to Checking for an installed Module's version.

And yet another way from the PAUSE docs:
perl -MExtUtils::MakeMaker -le 'print MM->parse_version(shift)' file

jeffa

L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
-R--R-RR-R--R-RR-R--R-RR
B--B--B--B--B--B--B--B--
H---H---H---H---H---H---
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)