CPAN::Version(3) utility functions to compare CPAN versions


use CPAN::Version;
CPAN::Version->vgt("1.1","1.1.1"); # 1 bc. 1.1 > 1.001001
CPAN::Version->vlt("1.1","1.1"); # 0 bc. 1.1 not < 1.1
CPAN::Version->vcmp("1.1","1.1.1"); # 1 bc. first is larger
CPAN::Version->vcmp("1.1.1","1.1"); # -1 bc. first is smaller
CPAN::Version->readable(v1.2.3); # "v1.2.3"
CPAN::Version->vstring("v1.2.3"); # v1.2.3
CPAN::Version->float2vv(1.002003); # "v1.2.3"


This module mediates between some version that perl sees in a package and the version that is published by the CPAN indexer.

It's only written as a helper module for both and

As it stands it predates but has the same goal: make version strings visible and comparable.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.