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  • My first patch (and my only one so far) was the patch that makes sure you can type perl5.6.1 Makefile.PL and it will definitely pick up /path/to/perl5.6.1 instead of /different/path/to/earlier/perl. Believe it or not, with 5.6.0 and earlier, you could do perl5.6.0 Makefile.PL but when you went on to do make && make install you would pick up whatever perl was first in (your PATH + some other dirs), regardless of version or even name. The only way to guarantee the module built with the Perl you wanted was /full/path/to/ Makefile.PL.

    All the patch did was invert the position of two nested loops, but since I like to keep my perl separate from the vendor perl I suppose I use this feature every day, so I'm glad I did it.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers