Reading and writing complex character annotations

I have just uploaded Bio::Phylo version 0.48 so it should become available shortly on http://search.cpan.org/dist/Bio-Phylo. Also, the mailing list has now opened up to anyone without my approving your signing up, at least until the spam gets out of hand. And there was a question from Laszlo Nagy, sent to me privately, which is about the post's title and is interesting enough to discuss here publicly.