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In fact you should do BOTH! State the minimum required and state the recommended version. The latter should have been thoroughly tested.

Having a lowest supported and a recommended might have a lot of added value to a module. Say that the newest/hippest module adds a feature that can speed up you code by a factor 10, it is worth supporting that with a fallback to the old code if the newest feature is not available.

You META.yml might then have a section similar to:

requires: perl: 5.008001 DBI: 1.628 DBD::File: 0.42 SQL::Statement: 1.405 Text::CSV_XS: 1.01 recommends: DBI: 1.636 DBD::File: 0.44 SQL::Statement: 1.412 Text::CSV_XS: 1.31 configure_requires: ExtUtils::MakeMaker: 0 DBI: 1.628 build_requires: Config: 0 test_requires: Test::Harness: 0 Test::More: 0.90 Encode: 0 Cwd: 0 charnames: 0 test_recommends: Test::More: 1.302085

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

In reply to Re^2: Checking if your CPAN distributions need to bump their prereq versions (no!) by Tux
in thread Checking if your CPAN distributions need to bump their prereq versions by stevieb

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