Richard Clamp


Algorithm::GenerateSequence - a sequence generator


 my $gen = Algorithm::GenerateSequence->new(
    [qw( one two three )], [qw( hey bee )],
 print join(' ', $gen->next), "\n"; # one hey
 print join(' ', $gen->next), "\n"; # one bee
 print join(' ', $gen->next), "\n"; # two hey
 print join(' ', $gen->next), "\n"; # two bee


Algorithm::GenerateSequence provides an iterator interface to a sequence you define in terms of the symbols to use in each position.

You may use a different amount of symbols in each position and the module will iterate over them correctly. This might be useful in identifying all the cards in a deck:

 my $deck = Algorithm::GenerateSequence->new(
     [qw( Heart Diamond Spade Club )],
     [qw( A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 J Q K )],

Or for a range of addresses to scan:

 my $scan = Algorithm::GenerateSequence->new(
     [192], [168], [0..254], [1]


new( @values );

@values contains arrays of symbols which will be used to form the sequence


returns a list containing the next value in the sequence, or false if at the end of the sequence


return the remainder of the sequence as a list of array references


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Richard Clamp <>


Copyright (C) 2003 Richard Clamp. All Rights Reserved.

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