José Alves de Castro

NAME

WWW::Dictionary - Interface with www.dictionary.com

VERSION

Version 0.01

SYNOPSIS

    use WWW::Dictionary;

    my $dictionary = WWW::Dictionary->new();

    my $meaning = $dictionary->meaning( $word );

FUNCTIONS

new

Creates a new WWW::Dictionary object.

If passed an expression, sets that expression to the current one.

  my $dictionary = WWW::Dictionary->new();

or

  my $dictionary = WWW::Dictionary->new('current expression');

set_expression

Sets the current expression to look for (doesn't look, merely sets the expression).

  $dictionary->set_expression('new expression');

Returns the same expression.

get_expression

Returns the current expression.

  my $expression = $dictionary->get_expression();

get_meaning

Returns the meaning of the current expression by fetching from www.dictionary.com.

If the expression has already been fetched (if it still has the information stored), returns what is already on memory.

  my $meaning = $dictionary->get_meaning();

You can also pass a new expression, which is set to be the current expression before fetching is made:

  my $meaning = $dictionary->get_meaning('some other expression');

set_meaning

Sets a meaning in the object dictionary.

  $dictionary->set_meaning( $word, $meaning );

From this point on (until a reset_dictionary is called), retrieving the meaning of $word will return whatever was on $meaning.

get_dictionary

Returns the current dictionary inside the object.

  my %dictionary = %{ $dictionary->get_dictionary };

reset_dictionary

Resets the current dictionary.

  $dictionary->reset_dictionary;

AUTHOR

Jose Castro, <cog at cpan.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-www-dictionary at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-Dictionary. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc WWW::Dictionary

You can also look for information at:

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2005 Jose Castro, all rights reserved.

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