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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You plugged a memory leak and that makes it a version 2.0? Gee, I don't really care how many years it has taken, but that seems to me like a too big a version jump, regardless.
    • You can read my philosophy of version numbers elsewhere. [perl.org]

      Now, as to why I decided this release is version 2.00 can be found in the Changes log.

      Heh, what happened to 1.00? Never existed, it was supposed to be the gamma
      release of the pure perl version of the module. Skipped straight to 1.90,
      alpha XS version.


      1.00 would have been what I considered the "stable" Perl version but I decided to rewrite everything so I jumped over 1.00 directly to 1.9x to symbolize the big change leading up to a "stable" XS version: 2.00. So here it is.

      Seeing as how I went from 1.96 to 2.00 this isn't a big leap.

      These decisions predate the X.Y_Z alpha versioning scheme in use on CPAN, but I'd probably do it the same way now seeing as how Text::Metaphone isn't exactly a critical module that requires a lengthy official alpha process to avoid breaking CPAN.