Games::Roshambo - Perl OO Rock/Paper/Scissors
This document describes Games::Roshambo version 1.01
my $rps = Games::Roshambo->new();
print $rps->judge("rock") . "\n";
print $rps->judge("scissors", "rock") . "\n";
This module manages a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors, aka Roshambo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock,_Paper,_Scissors
You can specify an optional hashref containing configuration items.
Valid configuration items are:
The number of separate valid throws for a game, for example, in Rock, Paper, Scissors, there are 3 throws, while in a spirited game of RPS-101, there are 101 valid throws. If not specified, this defaults to 3.
OPTIONAL: Behold the madness of Chris Prather. Passing a TRUE value to new for this item will cause the judge method to return values of -1 if Player 1 wins, 0 for a tie and 1 for Player 2, instead of the 0, 1 and 2 it does normally.
The entirely dubious benefit of this is that the function can be used in conjunction with sort. It's his fault. He asked for it. Any questions as to the relative usefulness of this should be directed at him. The management disavows all knowledge.
This method will judge a game of RPS, returning a 1 for Player 1 winning, a 2 for Player 2, and a 0 for a tie. (See the sortable option to new above for a twist.)
It takes up to two arguments, indicating the throws for Player 1 and Player 2, as text representations.
If one or both arguments are omitted, the method will internally call $self->gen_throw to randomly generate one.
When called with two throws, this will return the text of the action for this combination. For example, if called as $rps-getaction("rock", "paper")> the returned value will be "covers".
This module contains actions for three throw (Rock, Paper, Scissors) and 101 throw games, in any other number of throws, this method will return undef.
This module exists solely because I was trying to come up with an algorithmic method of judging a game of RPS-101. http://www.umop.com/rps101.htm.
David Lovelace has done a bang-up job, some would say to the point of obsession, in defining the throws and actions of a game of Roshambo with 101 separate throws. The throw names and actions defined in this module are taken from his set of definitions.
No bugs have been reported.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to email@example.com, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.
Chris Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2008, Chris Thompson <email@example.com>. All rights reserved.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.
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To install Games::Roshambo, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.