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Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

NAME

Acme::MetaSyntactic::RemoteList - Retrieval of a remote source for a theme

SYNOPSIS

    package Acme::MetaSyntactic::contributors;
    use strict;
    use Acme::MetaSyntactic::List;
    our @ISA = qw( Acme::MetaSyntactic::List );
    
    # data regarding the remote source
    our %Remote = (
        source =>
            'http://search.cpan.org/dist/Acme-MetaSyntactic/CONTRIBUTORS',
        extract => sub {
            my $content = shift;
            my @items   =
                map { Acme::MetaSyntactic::RemoteList::tr_nonword($_) }
                map { Acme::MetaSyntactic::RemoteList::tr_accent($_) }
                $content =~ /^\* (.*?)\s*$/gm;
            return @items;
        },
    );

    __PACKAGE__->init();

    1;

    # and the usual documentation and list definition

DESCRIPTION

This base class adds the capability to fetch a fresh list of items from a remote source to any theme that requires it.

To be able to fetch remote items, an Acme::MetaSyntactic theme must define the package hash variable %Remote with the appropriate keys.

The keys are:

source

The URL where the data is available. This can also be an array reference containing several URLs, whose content will be passed to the extract subroutine.

extract

A reference to a subroutine that extracts a list of items from a string. The string is meant to be the content available at the URL stored in the source key.

LWP::Simple is used to download the remote data.

All existing Acme::MetaSyntactic behaviours (Acme::MetaSyntactic::List and Acme::MetaSyntactic::Locale are subclasses of Acme::MetaSyntactic::RemoteList.

METHODS

As an ancestor, this class adds the following methods to an Acme::MetaSyntactic theme:

remote_list()

Returns the list of items available at the remote source, or an empty list in case of error.

has_remotelist()

Return a boolean indicating if the source key is defined (and therefore if the theme actually has a remote list).

source()

Return the source URL.

extract( $content )

Return a list of items from the $content string. $content is expected to be the content available at the URL given by source().

TRANSFORMATION SUBROUTINES

The Acme::MetaSyntactic::RemoteList class also provides a few helper subroutines that simplify the normalisation of items:

tr_nonword( $str )

Return a copy of $str with all non-word characters turned into underscores (_).

tr_accent( $str )

Return a copy of $str will all iso-8859-1 accented characters turned into basic ASCII characters.

AUTHOR

Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat, <book@cpan.org>.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Michael Scherer for his help in finding the name of this module on #perlfr. Welcome in CONTRIBUTORS, Michael! :-)

    #perlfr Tue Nov  1 19:33 CET 2005
    <@BooK> bon, je sais toujours pas comment appeler mon module moi
    <@BooK> AMS::RemoteSource ?
    < misc> RemoteListing ?
    <@BooK> RemoteList, même

SEE ALSO

Acme::MetaSyntactic, Acme::MetaSyntactic::List, Acme::MetaSyntactic::Locale.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2005 Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat, All Rights Reserved.

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

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