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  • It's a cool hack, but I use something else to avoid having to modify the version number twice. I don't modify the version number at all - I let CVS do that for me:

    our ($VERSION) = q $Revision: 1.0$ =~ /[\d.]+/g;

    =head1 VERSION

    $Revision: 1.0$
    The previous line starts with a significant space, but <ecode> decided to ignore it.


    And since I use a template to start a module with, I never have to remember to set the version number.

    Not a cool hack, but something I do use for CPAN modules.