acme (email not shown publicly) http://www.astray.com/ Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.
One of the sites I manage is CPAN Testers. This shows test reports for all your modules, and one of the things that has been bugging me is how to sort versions. I want the most recent versions first, but how do I figure out what crazy versioning scheme the author has used? Well, I don't need to any more, using the brand new Parse::BACKPAN::Packages, which looks at BACKPAN and thus lets me sort the versions in the order that they were released to CPAN. Here's a few interesting cases:
Note that version numbers are almost as hateful as licenses, schemas and in fact, software. And now I can ignore them! By using superior technology, I don't have to think about versions at all, thus making me much happier (and lazier!). Yay!