I can report that after upgrade to Safe 2.15 that the problem still exists.
Nice. Your perl is 5.8.8? Could you please try the following test script?
use warnings; use strict; use Safe; use version; my $comp = Safe->new; # never using it! my $code = <<'EOT'; use version; qv('3.0.17'); EOT my $ret = eval($code); print "$ret"; # should stringify the version
On my system with Safe 2.14 the script produces a SEGV:
$ perl test.pl Use of inherited AUTOLOAD for non-method version::(""() is deprecated +at test.pl line 13. Segmentation fault
But with Safe 2.15 it runs fine.