Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear wise monks, I was trying to get "use" to check the version number of a patched module from CPAN, and I discovered that it seems to test only numeric values (1.3, etc.) and not a typical three-part value of VERSION. In this case, version 1.2.5 won't work and 1.2.6 will. Do you know a way to get version checking to behave right? I have the following work-around, but it's a little ugly.
BEGIN { # Note: doing version check by hand because the following doesn't s +eem to work. # use Tk::WorldCanvas 1.2.6; require Tk::WorldCanvas; $Tk::WorldCanvas::VERSION ge "1.2.6" or croak "Need Tk::WorldCanvas + 1.2.6 or higher"; }