Bio::Root::Version - provide global, distribution-level versioning
package Bio::Tools::NiftyFeature; require Bio::Root::RootI; # later, in client code: package main; use Bio::Tools::NiftyFeature 3.14; ## alternative usage: NiftyFeature defines own $VERSION: package Bio::Tools::NiftyFeature; my $VERSION = 9.8; # later in client code: package main; # ensure we're using an up-to-date BioPerl distribution use Bio::Perl 3.14; # NiftyFeature has its own versioning scheme: use Bio::Tools::NiftyFeature 9.8;
This module provides a mechanism by which all other BioPerl modules can share the same $VERSION, without manually synchronizing each file.
Bio::Root::RootI itself uses this module, so any module that directly (or indirectly) uses Bio::Root::RootI will get a global $VERSION variable set if it's not already.
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