Jon Portnoy

NAME

IRC::Toolkit::TS6 - Generate TS6 IDs

SYNOPSIS

  use IRC::Toolkit::TS6;

  my $idgen = ts6_id();
  my $nextid = $idgen->next;

DESCRIPTION

Lightweight array-type objects that can produce sequential TS6 IDs.

ts6_id

The exported ts6_id function will instance a new ID object. ts6_id optionally takes a start-point as a string (defaults to 'AAAAAA' similar to ratbox).

The object is overloaded in two ways; it stringifies to the current ID, and calling it as a CODE ref is the same as calling "next":

  my $idgen = ts6_id;
  my $current = "$idgen";  # 'AAAAAA'
  my $next = $idgen->();   # 'AAAAAB'

as_string

The as_string method explicitly stringifies the current ID.

next

The next will increment the current ID and return the ID as a string.

If no more IDs are available, next will croak.

AUTHOR

Jon Portnoy <avenj@cobaltirc.org>; conceptually derived from the relevant ratbox function.