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Id: 3743
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Module-Build

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: ilya [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.20
Fixed in: (no value)


Subject: Version numbers in META.yml
Hi, I'm not sure if it a bug in Module::Build or in YAML. Anyway the end result is that when reading data back from META.yml ending zeros in version numbers are being lost. I.e. version number 0.10 becomes 0.1. Example Module::Build distro is attached. Autogenerated META.yml contains --- #YAML:1.0 name: Foo version: 0.10 license: perl distribution_type: module requires: {} recommends: {} build_requires: {} conflicts: {} provides: Foo: file: lib/ version: 0.10 generated_by: Module::Build version 0.20 When reading version number from this file we see 0.1 instead of 0.10: bash-2.05b$ perl -MYAML -e 'print YAML::LoadFile("META.yml")->{version}, "\n"' 0.1 The problem is that when META.yml is read version number is treated as a Perl number not as a Perl string. As I've already said I'm not sure which module to blame. Either Module::Build should generate slighly different META.yml - use "version: '0.10'" instead of "version: 0.10" which causes version number to be read as a Perl string instead of a Perl number or YAML should not read "version: 0.10" as a Perl number.
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Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 09:20:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [cpan #3743] Version numbers in META.yml
From: Ken Williams <ken [...]>
To: bug-Module-Build [...]
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Looks like this is a bug in YAML. I tried the following in the YAML shell: ysh > { foo => 0.10, bar => '0.10' } --- #YAML:1.0 bar: 0.10 foo: 0.1 That shows something somewhat proper, but when YAML reads it back in, it gets: ysh > --- Show quoted text
yaml> bar: 0.10 yaml> foo: 0.1 yaml> ...
$VAR1 = { 'foo' => '0.1', 'bar' => '0.1' }; So you're right, the trailing zero has been cut off. Let's see if we can work this out with the YAML folks. -Ken
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Okay - so this is a bug in reading the YAML back in. Since Module::Build never actually reads YAML back in, I'll classify this as a bug in YAML rather than in Module::Build, and declare the bug closed. -Ken

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