|Subject:||$HTML::Element::VERSION is wrong?|
I'm not sure how versions are supposed to work in the various submodules in a distribution, but I expect that when a module changes its version should change as well. Therefore I was surprised to find that the look_down() method in HTML::Element behaved differently on two systems, even though both printed $HTML::Element::VERSION as 3.16. It turned out that one system had HTML::Tree 3.17 and the other HTML::Tree 3.18. HTML::Element has changed between them (since the look_down method now handles regexes), so shouldn't its version number change? Can I just say at this point that I hate the fact that references are silently stringified in Perl and you can't even request a warning? It would have been nice to know that the regex tests were being misunderstood by the earlier version and thus were failing. That is of course in no way your fault. Thanks for the nifty modules, and for introducing me to Language Log!