[Pdx-pm] Austin's $VERSION trick

chromatic chromatic at wgz.org
Fri Jul 15 14:26:47 PDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 14:22 -0700, David Wheeler wrote:

> Will this force Perl to re-load Hello::World::Version from disk for  
> every module that requires it?

Yes, including cycling through @INC and all.  I'm not an optimization
nut, but avoiding unnecessary disk access is good.

> If so, why not add a method to it?

If you set $VERSION, you can use the VERSION method.

> And either way, this won't fix those implementations (such as  
> search.cpan.org) that don't evaluate *any* perl code when searching  
> for the version number...

True.  My distributions include a META.yml file, though.  Is this not

-- c

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