Re: TPC Quiz Team

2001-05-18 Thread Philip Newton

Dave Cross wrote:
 It was a beginners guide to Arrays. Complete with examples 
 drawing heavily on the world of Buffy.

Now you made me look; I had only read through the first column of the
article by the time I got to work this morning, and that was all about red,
green, and blue, with a dash of pink here and there.

But a bit further on, I saw you're right! Yum.

Yes, we should get a trademark of BtVS in connection with Perl :)

Cheers,
Philip
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RE: TPC Quiz Team

2001-05-18 Thread Nathan Torkington

Dave Cross writes:
 It's been so long, I have to ask: what was my article in the most
 recent TPJ? :-)
 
 It was a beginners guide to Arrays. Complete with examples drawing heavily 
 on the world of Buffy.

Oh I remember now.  In fact, I specifically remember rolling my eyes :-)

Nat





RE: Some Northern Irish Fun and Games ...

2001-05-18 Thread Matthew Jones


http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_1336000/1336347.
stm

Maybe their reason is wrong, but banning line dancing is a worthy end,
surely? We could get rid of Steps at a stroke. Except Faye, of course.

-- 
matt
so how you gonna kick it?
gonna kick it root down. 



RE: Some Northern Irish Fun and Games ...

2001-05-18 Thread Matthew Jones


http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_1336000/1336347.
stm

Oh! This has to get my Quote of the Week:

As far as it being sensual, that is not a word you would attribute to
country music. 

-- 
matt
so how you gonna kick it?
gonna kick it root down. 



Re: Some Northern Irish Fun and Games ...

2001-05-18 Thread Roger Burton West

On or about Fri, May 18, 2001 at 09:29:42AM +0100, Matthew Jones typed:

As far as it being sensual, that is not a word you would attribute to
country music. 

They obviously haven't been listening to The Archers recently.

R



Re: Some Northern Irish Fun and Games ...

2001-05-18 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 07:27:10AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 
 This is the sort of thing that happens in the country i grew up in  
 
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_1336000/1336347.stm

Is that Alan Cox in the Red Hat in that photo?

Inquiring minds wish to know.

-Dom



Re: Some Northern Irish Fun and Games ...

2001-05-18 Thread Tony Bowden

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 07:27:10AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 This is the sort of thing that happens in the country i grew up in  
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_1336000/1336347.stm

cue bad joke:

- Why do Free Presbyterians not have sex standing up?
- It might lead to dancing.

Tony
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Re: Some Northern Irish Fun and Games ...

2001-05-18 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Fri, 18 May 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 This is the sort of thing that happens in the country i grew up in  
 
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_1336000/1336347.stm
 

Yeah .. right.  Let me get this straight .. you're trying to tell me
you've actually grown up? ;)

anyway ... like I've always said .. put a robe on someone and stand em in
a pulpit and their brain heads off to meet its maker many years before
the rest of em.

on a similar subject: Did anyone catch that bit about the nutters in
Afganistan blowing up some of the oldest Budhas in the world ? ... 

I'm beginning to have a real downer on all religions right now.

-- 
Robin Szemeti

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World



Re: pc components

2001-05-18 Thread Simon Wistow

Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:

 He was touring with Norman Lovett, who wasn't nearly as good.

I found Norman Lovett really funny. Managed to keep the whole audience
laughing without actually saying anything for a few minutes and thena
few minutes more just by saying what?

Simon 
[easily amused]



Re: TPC Quiz Team

2001-05-18 Thread Simon Wistow

Leon Brocard wrote:
 
 Cross David - dcross sent the following bits through the ether:
 
  I need three volunteers to join me in the london.pm team for Jon Orwant's
  Internet Quiz at The Perl Conference.
 
 If you'll accept me, I'd be happy to join you...

I'm up for it as well unless you find someone better. Or I get killed.

/ObStarShipTroopersReference type=paraphrased



TPC Quiz Lineup

2001-05-18 Thread Cross David - dcross


OK. The first response I got were from Paul Makepiece, Peter Haworth, and
Leon. So that's the team. Simon was next - so he's the substitute (we'll use
him if Leon gets stolen by Amsterdam.pm again).

I'll go and register us now.

If anyone else wants to play, there's nothing to stop you entering a B team.

Dave...

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London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-05-14

2001-05-18 Thread Leon Brocard

This is the seventeenth weekly summary of the London Perl Mongers
mailing list. For the crazy week starting 2001-05-14:

Don't forget the London.pm website for meetings etc. The next meeting
is a social meeting apparently on Thursday 7th June which clashes with
elections:
http://london.pm.org/

It was a very busy week, but the most important thing to know was that
Damian Conway started of a series of articles about containing perl6
programs to give us a flavour for the language (which doesn't contain
porn and won't be visualperl, honest):
http://www.perl.com/pub/2001/05/08/exegesis2.html
http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn/?stage=1word=Exegesis
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05684.html

Greg McCarroll started off by posting a rather amusing drinking game
based around London.pm. We had thoughts about London.pm - the Movie,
but it came to nothing (other than Snow Crash with vampires):
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05120.html
http://www.corona.bc.ca/films/details/snowcrash.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05359.html

Dave Cross was obviously feeling rather ill this week, as he posted a
rather pretty Perl script which abuses substr, and a magic regex
module tieing wotsit doodah:
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05138.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05206.html

Struan Donald asked about escape characters in files, and everyone
helped him:
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05172.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05175.html

Paul Mison posted about organising a second constrained walk:
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05207.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05221.html

Dominic Mitchell asked what people had on top of their
monitors. People answered: nothing (flatscreen), various Kinder egg
toys (giraffes, cars), squealing monkies, a furry orangutan climbing
an inflatable Big Ben, many dust puppies, Network Programming with
Perl, post-it notes, japanese netsuke depicting a cat, various beanie
babies with strange relationships (goose, duck), marzipan models of
Bagpuss, many Tuxes, various swag, a cowboy hat, real cats, a frog,
dinosaurs, caffinated mints, coffe mugs, a beach ball, a Spaced DVD,
'Worms World Party', various computer bits, chocolate, a ximian
monkey, Star Wars figures, cider and vodka, vibrating rabbits, and
some lego. So now you know.

There was a huge thread on politics. No-one got flamed. Many people
didn't care much for it at all. Mark Fowler wrote a good summary
again, so I'll just link to him rather than the people who came up
with original ideas:
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05477.html

Leo Lapworth posted about a Perl job at Cloudband:
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05584.html

In other news: XP again, London.pm tshirts, TPJ is alive, Transtec
sparc clones are cool, Buffy buffy buffy, fake news articles, the
latest FHM containing Buffy crew, autodia, vampires everywhere, Angel
boobapalooza, TPC Quiz Team, YAPC, conspiracy theories,
Content-Encoding: gzip, that all online computer shops are crap, memes
past their time, pidgin English, the computer language shootout,
Ocaml, and reducing people's code to one-liners:
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05678.html
http://www.fhm.co.uk/girls/2001/holding.htm
http://members.netscapeonline.co.uk/antibetdesign/vampires.htm
http://www.bagley.org/~doug/shootout/
http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg05808.html

Now all I have to do is not volunteer for the p5p summary, Leon
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Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-05-14

2001-05-18 Thread Simon Cozens

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 12:21:47PM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote:
 Now all I have to do is not volunteer for the p5p summary, Leon

You're a marked man, you realise?

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Re: FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women

2001-05-18 Thread Martin Ling

On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 09:04:15PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
 
 If you're getting it for the piccies, I would suggest you don't bother.
 Whilst SMG gets a full page, the picture of Miss Hannigan is small and a
 reprint of one of the ones from the photo shoot she did for FHM last year.

Give me a break. It's the result of a wager from last year's list.

I already *have* a perfectly good Willow poster.


Martin



Re: Ken Campbell is a god (was: pc components)

2001-05-18 Thread Robin Houston

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 06:05:44AM +1000, Damian Conway wrote:
 Im nogat samting til ridim insait long pastaim Klingon!
 
 Damian (longlong tisa Perlpela)

Lingua::TokPisin::Perlpela?

 .robin.

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RE: pc components

2001-05-18 Thread Cross David - dcross

From: Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 11:04 AM

 Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:
 
  He was touring with Norman Lovett, who wasn't nearly as good.
 
 I found Norman Lovett really funny. Managed to keep the whole audience
 laughing without actually saying anything for a few minutes and thena
 few minutes more just by saying what?

(Norman Lovett)++

I've got a recording of Lovett telling a joke about my school.

I went to a comprehensive school in Clacton-on-Sea[1].
 (pause)
 I left that school with one O Level.
 (longer pause)
 But they caught up with me and made me give it back.

Dave...

[1] I have no reason to believe that Norman Lovett actually _did_ go to my
school[2].
[2] Sade did tho'. She was a couple of years older than me. Everyone hated
her because she was a stuck-up bitch. I still can't listen to her music.


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Re: Ken Campbell is a god (was: pc components)

2001-05-18 Thread Struan Donald

* at 18/05 14:51 +0100 Cross David - dcross said:
 From: Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 2:34 PM
 
  On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 06:05:44AM +1000, Damian Conway wrote:
   Im nogat samting til ridim insait long pastaim Klingon!
   
   Damian (longlong tisa Perlpela)
  
  Lingua::TokPisin::Perlpela?
 
 Nooo!
 
 Damian - as a sponsor, I'm _begging_ you not to do this :)

if that works you just have to hope the blackstar people don't decide
it's a good idea :)

struan



Re: pc components

2001-05-18 Thread Matthew Byng-Maddick

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 02:54:41PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote:
 From: Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 11:04 AM
  Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:
   He was touring with Norman Lovett, who wasn't nearly as good.
  I found Norman Lovett really funny. Managed to keep the whole audience
  laughing without actually saying anything for a few minutes and thena
  few minutes more just by saying what?

After Chris Barrie, he wasn't as good. He was, however, a lot better than
Craig Charles (who I saw a different time).

He just seemed to be a bit depressed about being old. :/

 (Norman Lovett)++

If you say so. :)

 I've got a recording of Lovett telling a joke about my school.
 I went to a comprehensive school in Clacton-on-Sea[1].
  (pause)
  I left that school with one O Level.
  (longer pause)
  But they caught up with me and made me give it back.

:) I think the pauses are his strong point. And this kind of joke is
actually funny when he does it. But he's a bit of a one-trick wonder
IYSWIM.

 [1] I have no reason to believe that Norman Lovett actually _did_ go to my
 school[2].
 [2] Sade did tho'. She was a couple of years older than me. Everyone hated
 ^^^
 her because she was a stuck-up bitch. I still can't listen to her music.

Are you older than her now? :)

MBM (feeling silly on a friday afternoon. :)




Perlish interface to PayPal?

2001-05-18 Thread Paul Makepeace

Anyone aware of an interface either through the web or more directly
that will provide the usual paypal facilities through a perl interface?

CPAN command=i /paypal/ / didn't get any hits.

Paul



Re: Perlish interface to PayPal?

2001-05-18 Thread Jonathan Peterson

This (non-perl unix command line tool) might be better than nothing:

http://members01.chello.se/hampasfirma/ppsend/



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Fun with Attributes

2001-05-18 Thread Marcel Grunauer

Thanks to Damian's Attribute::Handlers it's now possible to do what I
wanted to do for some time (but haven't quite gotten around to) and very
easily (and it's on its way to CPAN; suggestions/patches welcome):


use Attribute::Memoize;

sub fib :Memoize {
 my $n = shift;
 return $n if $n  2;
 fib($n-1) + fib($n-2);
}

$|++;
print fib($_),\n for 1..50;



package Attribute::Memoize;

use warnings;
use strict;
use Attribute::Handlers;
use Memoize;

our $VERSION = '0.01';

sub UNIVERSAL::Memoize :ATTR(CODE) {
 my ($package, $symbol, $options) = @_[0,1,4];
 $options = [ $options ] unless ref $options eq 'ARRAY';
 memoize $package . '::' . *{$symbol}{NAME}, @$options;
}

1;


Marcel

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Re: Perlish interface to PayPal?

2001-05-18 Thread Paul Makepeace

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 03:44:13PM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
 This (non-perl unix command line tool) might be better than nothing:
 
 http://members01.chello.se/hampasfirma/ppsend/

Great, thanks, that's the ticket. Seems like it's a simple WAP/XML
interface. For anyone that's curious it looks like (anyone else not
curious, look away now):

==login request
POST /cgi-bin/phscr?rs=9093475911 HTTP/1.0
Accept: text/vnd.wap.wml
Content-length: 66

cmd=login-submit-pass[EMAIL PROTECTED]pass=blahblah

==login response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 15:19:59 GMT
Server: Stronghold/2.4.2 Apache/1.3.6/L C2NetEU/2412 (Unix)
Cache-Control: must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate, no-cache
Set-Cookie: Stronghold=216.228.5.63.28091990196199609; path=/; expires=Sun, 11-May-31 
15:19:59 GMT
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/vnd.wap.wml

?xml version=1.0?
!DOCTYPE wml PUBLIC -//WAPFORUM//DTD WML 1.1//EN 
http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/wml_1.1.xml;
wmlcard title=Main Menu newcontext=truep mode=nowrapBalance: 
$$386.70br/anchor*Money Requestsgo href=/cgi-bin/phscr?rs=8067080184 
method=postpostfield name=cmd value=uomelog/postfield name=auth 
value=EaSIxjiK.cUI2dBgfUL5e7K2o2dcknyAnPLNctTPA0//go/anchorbr/anchorSend 
Moneygo href=/cgi-bin/phscr?rs=8067080184 method=postpostfield name=cmd 
value=beam/postfield name=auth 
value=EaSIxjiK.cUI2dBgfUL5e7K2o2dcknyAnPLNctTPA0//go/anchorbr/anchorRequest 
Moneygo href=/cgi-bin/phscr?rs=8067080184 method=postpostfield name=cmd 
value=request/postfield name=auth 
value=EaSIxjiK.cUI2dBgfUL5e7K2o2dcknyAnPLNctTPA0//go/anchorbr/anchorHistorygo
 href=/cgi-bin/phscr?rs=8067080184 method=postpostfield name=cmd 
value=translog/postfield name=auth 
value=EaSIxjiK.cUI2dBgfUL5e7K2o2dcknyAnPLNctTPA0//go/anchorbr/anchorCustomer
 Supportgo href=/cgi-bin/phscr?rs=8067080184 method=postpos!
tfield name=cmd value=dialconfirm/postfield name=auth 
value=EaSIxjiK.cUI2dBgfUL5e7K2o2dcknyAnPLNctTPA0//go/anchorbr/anchorLogoutgo
 href=/cgi-bin/phscr?rs=8067080184 method=postpostfield name=cmd 
value=logout/postfield name=auth 
value=EaSIxjiK.cUI2dBgfUL5e7K2o2dcknyAnPLNctTPA0//go/anchorbr//p/card/wml
Balance: $386.70

Paul



Activestate and Debian

2001-05-18 Thread David Cantrell

Has anyone tried Activestate's packaged perl 5.6 for Debian?  I wouldn't
normally consider them, but there's no other packaged 5.6 for Debian-
stable.

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Re: Activestate and Debian

2001-05-18 Thread Paul Makepeace

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 05:04:21PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
 Has anyone tried Activestate's packaged perl 5.6 for Debian?  I wouldn't
 normally consider them, but there's no other packaged 5.6 for Debian-
 stable.

I'd just run -testing. That to me would be less invasive and likely
to break the whole system than installing a 3rd-party perl distro,
unless you can keep the two installs completely separate (I anecdotally
expect that to be unlikely given the age of the potato perl). FWIW,
I've been running various flavours of Debian testing and unstable on
production machines with great success since '96.

-stable is just too long in the tooth for doing any modern development
(IMO)...

Good luck,
Paul



Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy!

2001-05-18 Thread David H. Adler

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 08:20:47AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
 I finally received my copy of TPJ in the mail yesterday. And there was much
 rejoicing :)

If it makes anyone feel better, I just heard from Mr. Orwant that *his*
copy hasn't arrived yet... :-)

dha, who thinks the overseas copies got somehow shipped before the
domestic ones...

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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy!

2001-05-18 Thread Struan Donald

* at 18/05 12:54 -0400 David H. Adler said:
 On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 08:20:47AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
  I finally received my copy of TPJ in the mail yesterday. And there was much
  rejoicing :)
 
 If it makes anyone feel better, I just heard from Mr. Orwant that *his*
 copy hasn't arrived yet... :-)
 
 dha, who thinks the overseas copies got somehow shipped before the
 domestic ones...

but that'd mean you got yours first :)

struan



[ANNOUNCE] Attribute::TieClasses 0.01

2001-05-18 Thread Marcel Grunauer

NAME
Attribute::TieClasses - attribute wrappers for CPAN Tie classes

SYNOPSIS
  use Attribute::TieClasses;
  my $k : Timeout(EXPIRES = '+2s');
  # loads in Tie::Scalar::Timeout and tie()s $k with those options

DESCRIPTION
Damian Conway's wonderful `Attribute::Handlers' module provides an easy
way to use attributes for `tie()'ing variables. In effect, the code in
the synopsis is simply

use Attribute::Handlers
autotie = { Timeout = 'Tie::Scalar::Timeout' };

Still, going one step further, it might be useful to have centrally
defined attributes corresponding to commonly used Tie classes found on
CPAN.

Simply `use()'ing this module doesn't bring in all those potential Tie
classes; they are only loaded when an attribute is actually used.

The following attributes are defined:

  Attribute name(s)  Variable ref  Class the variable is tied to
  =    =
  Alias  HASH  Tie::AliasHash
  AliasedHASH  Tie::AliasHash
  Cache  HASH  Tie::Cache
  CharArray  ARRAY Tie::CharArray
  CounterSCALARTie::Counter
  Cycle  SCALARTie::Cycle
  DBIHASH  Tie::DBI
  Decay  SCALARTie::Scalar::Decay
  Defaults   HASH  Tie::HashDefaults
  Dict   HASH  Tie::TieDict
  DirHASH  Tie::Dir
  DirHandle  HASH  Tie::DirHandle
  Discovery  HASH  Tie::Discovery
  Dx HASH  Tie::DxHash
  Encrypted  HASH  Tie::EncryptedHash
  FileLRUHASH  Tie::FileLRUCache
  Fixed  HASH  Tie::SubstrHash
  FlipFlop   SCALARTie::FlipFlop
  IPAddrKeyedHASH  Tie::NetAddr::IP
  InsensitiveHASH  Tie::CPHash
  Ix HASH  Tie::IxHash
  LDAP   HASH  Tie::LDAP
  LRUHASH  Tie::Cache::LRU
  ListKeyed  HASH  Tie::ListKeyedHash
  Math   HASH  Tie::Math
  Mmap   ARRAY Tie::MmapArray
  NumRange   SCALARTie::NumRange
  NumRangeWrap   SCALARTie::NumRangeWrap (in Tie::NumRange)
  Offset ARRAY Tie::OffsetArray
  OrderedHASH  Tie::LLHash
  PackedInt  ARRAY Tie::IntegerArray
  PerFH  SCALARTie::PerFH
  Persistent HASH  Tie::Persistent
  RDBM   HASH  Tie::RDBM
  Range  HASH  Tie::RangeHash
  RangeKeyed HASH  Tie::RangeHash
  Rank   HASH  Tie::Hash::Rank
  Ranked HASH  Tie::Hash::Rank
  RefHASH  Tie::RefHash
  Regexp HASH  Tie::RegexpHash
  RegexpKeyedHASH  Tie::RegexpHash
  Secure HASH  Tie::SecureHash
  Sentient   HASH  Tie::SentientHash
  Shadow HASH  Tie::ShadowHash
  Shadowed   HASH  Tie::ShadowHash
  Sort   HASH  Tie::SortHash
  Sorted HASH  Tie::SortHash
  Strict HASH  Tie::StrictHash
  Substr HASH  Tie::SubstrHash
  TextDirHASH  Tie::TextDir
  TimeoutSCALARTie::Scalar::Timeout
  Toggle SCALARTie::Toggle
  Transact   HASH  Tie::TransactHash
  TwoLevel   HASH  Tie::TwoLevelHash
  VecARRAY Tie::VecArray
  Vector ARRAY Tie::VecArray
  WarnGlobal SCALARTie::WarnGlobal::Scalar

I haven't had occasion to test all of these attributes; they were taken
from the module descriptions on CPAN. For some modules where the name
didn't ideally translate into an attribute name (e.g.,
`Tie::NetAddr::IP'), I have taken some artistic liberty to create an
attribute name. Some tie classes require the use of the return value
from `tie()' and are as such not directly usable by this mechanism,
AFAIK.

No censoring has been done as far as possible; there are several
attributes that accomplish more or less the same thing. TIMTOWTDI.

If you want any attribute added or renamed or find any mistakes or
omissions, please contact me at [EMAIL PROTECTED].

EXAMPLES
# Tie::Scalar::Timeout
my $m : Timeout(NUM_USES = 3, VALUE = 456, 

[ANNOUNCE] Attribute::Abstract 0.01

2001-05-18 Thread Marcel Grunauer

NAME
Attribute::Abstract - implementing abstract methods with attributes

SYNOPSIS
  package SomeObj;
  use Attribute::Abstract;

  sub new { ... }
  sub write : Abstract;

DESCRIPTION
Declaring a subroutine to be abstract using this attribute causes a call
to it to die with a suitable exception. Subclasses are expected to
implement the abstract method.

Using the attribute makes it visually distinctive that a method is
abstract, as opposed to declaring it without any attribute or method
body, or providing a method body that might make it look as though it
was implemented after all.

BUGS
None known so far. If you find any bugs or oddities, please do inform
the author.

AUTHOR
Marcel GrĂ¼nauer, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

COPYRIGHT
Copyright 2001 Marcel GrĂ¼nauer. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO
perl(1).


Marcel

-- 
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service us. Surrender your beer. Resistance is futile.
 -- London.pm strategy aka embrace and extend aka mark and sweep



O'Reilly Safari - anyone use it?

2001-05-18 Thread Barry Pretsell



I'm interested to know if anyone uses Safari to 
read O'Reilly books online.
http://safari1.oreilly.com/tablhom.asp?home

It sounds like a good idea (must be better than 
having 3 editions of Programming Perl) and I'm tempted to give it a go, so any 
Safari subscribers out there with an opinion?

Barry