in reply to Don’t Repeat Your… version number

I can say I was not so clever as you were. I made a script to be used when I bundled my distributions together. It would read the MANIFEST for files in the lib/ directory. From those files it would do a search and replace for,

our $VERSION = '(\d\.\d{2})';
and for POD,
This documentation refers to B\<.+\> version (\d\.\d{2})

(I am sure that this not 100% correct, I am basing it off-memory).

The script allowed me to enter one value and then update the version number for all the files in my distribution. It got tedious to update 20+ .pm and .pod files all the time.

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Re^2: Don’t Repeat Your… version number
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jul 21, 2006 at 22:03 UTC

    Yeah, that’s roughly xdg’s approach above, just a little less neat because it’s not integrated with the rest of the tools.

    Makeshifts last the longest.