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Re^3: Monk Links - Copy Perlmonks-links to the clipboard in on-site-format

by blazar (Canon)
on Nov 11, 2006 at 22:50 UTC ( #583528=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Monk Links - Copy Perlmonks-links to the clipboard in on-site-format
in thread Monk Links - Copy Perlmonks-links to the clipboard in on-site-format

Update Now version 0.3.2, supports more link styles: module:// and dist:// for CPAN, doc:// for perldoc.perl.org, href:// for odd links on this site, and plain http:// for anything else. It'll try to uyse the actual link text for the less normalized URLs (the latter two). And I've upped the maxVersion to 2.0, though I haven't tried it, I have the impression not much has changed in the Firefox Extension API. Here's for hoping.

Tested for some time now on 2.0 and seems to work like a charm. Thank you!

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[Eily]: you could tie a variable into not having the same value each time, if you like to make people who try to debug your code facepalm
[Corion]: perl -wle 'package o; use overload q("") => sub {warn "str"; ""}, bool => sub{warn "bool"; 1}; package main; my $o={}; bless $o => o; print "Yay" if ($o && !length($o))'
[Corion]: But people writing such code should document the objects they construct and why it makes sense for an object to be invisible as string while being true in a boolean context
[hippo]: That's equal parts clever and horrendous.
[Eily]: the overload version wouldn't return true with "$x" && !length $x though, I guess
[hippo]: The more I look at this code, the more $x is a plain old scalar and the more this condition will never be true. I'm calling it a bug at this point.
[hippo]: Thanks for your input which has soothed my sanity (a little)
[Corion]: Eily: Sure - if you force both things into stringy things, then you break that magic. But that would also mean that you changed the expression, as now $x = 0.00 will be true instead of false as it were before
[Corion]: Ah no, at least in my feeble experiments that doesn't change the meaning
[Corion]: We sell sanity in small packages ;)

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