“First release upon an unsuspecting world”

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been using the phrase “First release upon an unsuspecting world” as the Changes entry for the first release of all my CPAN modules. Thinking about this, I cannot remember where this came from. I don’t think that I invented it, but maybe I did. I do have an idea every once in a while. But I feel like I got the idea from someone or something else.

A quick Google search didn’t up much except links to my own Changes files. So maybe I did invent this?

Anyone out there have any clue? I obviously don’t.


  1. Modules Starter includes this sentence: “First version, released on an unsuspecting world.” though you might have been the inspiration for that.

    1. Except I just ran h2xs -X Foo now and the Changes just contains this:

      Revision history for Perl extension Foo.

      0.01 Mon Aug 28 21:19:22 2017
      – original version; created by h2xs 1.23 with options
      -X Foo

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