Being able to access the version number specified via defproject within your application would be useful. Discussion with technomancy revealed that plugins running with lein can do this, but application source code can't.
I've needed to do this in tha past as well and ended up using something like this:
Set $PROJECT.version as system property. Closed by 48109fa.
Awesome. Looking forward to 1.5 ^_^
Shouldn't be long now.
Set $PROJECT.version as system property. Fixes #156.