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in reply to use bytes without breaking perl 5.005 or 5.004?

Matts showed me a clever way to do it the other day. I thought it was beautiful:

$INC{ 'bytes.pm' }++ if $] < 5.006

Once that's in %INC, calls to "use bytes" do nothing, apparently