[nSLUG] Re: The tide turned in Armdale Cove...
mspencer at tallships.ca
Mon Sep 1 04:44:46 ADT 2008
> Here is a script I wrote a while back that animates the images.
> use LWP;
Huh. I have a love/hate relationship to Perl. I get a lot of mileage
out of the regular expressions but many of the cute features of the
syntax drive me nuts. I've never used the libwww-perl lib. I've used
IO::Socket in several scripts to fetch specific pages that I want to
edit on the fly before viewing or to implement a spam filter via
POP3. The only snag I've hit was when the remote HTTP host used
"chunking" -- I think that was the term -- for the reply data and my
script expected to just simplemindedly parse a single stream of data.
Maybe LWP::Something-or-other would take care of that.
> I had it using Image Magick module, but that broke in the recent
> version of Slack...
The version of Image Magick that came with Slack 10.1 surely has a bug
or three. Several things (IIRC) that I occasionally try to do cause
either a crash (of the app, not the system) or severely wrong
rendering of images. Looking forward to getting a newer version with
Slack 12 RSN.
Maybe I can learn something about LWP from your script.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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