Bug 438251 - Can't deference $Module::CoreList::versions{$]} in perl 5.10
Can't deference $Module::CoreList::versions{$]} in perl 5.10
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl-Module-CoreList (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steven Pritchard
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Reported: 2008-03-19 17:15 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2009-06-10 11:48 EDT (History)
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2008-03-19 17:15:37 EDT
In Perl 5.10, $] contains 5.010000.

In Module::CoreList, this constant is written as 5.001000, which unfortunately
Perl turns into 5.01, so when someone tries to fetch
$Module::CoreList::versions{$]}, it doesn't work.
Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2008-03-19 17:18:24 EDT
Sorry, it's "version", not "versions".

Also, there's something funky going on here with Perl's interpretation of
strings vs. numbers.  Note this:

  DB<4> p $Module::CoreList::version{5.010000}
  DB<5> p $Module::CoreList::version{$]}

  DB<6> p $]
  DB<7> p $Module::CoreList::version{$]+0}
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:44:59 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 4 Jonathan Kamens 2009-06-10 11:48:29 EDT
Works in F11.

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