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building sequences like an odometer

by neniro (Priest)
on Nov 21, 2006 at 21:36 UTC ( #585361=snippet: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Description: This is some example code I wrote a few days ago. It's based on a odometer-class and a wheel-class. Maybe it's useful to someone. EDIT: the class-variable $DONE in the odometer-class is a bad idea and should be changed to an instance-variable.
#!/usr/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;

package Wheel;

sub new {
    my $class = shift;
    my @items = @_;
    my $self = {
        items       => \@items,
        position    => 0,
        notch       => [],
    };
    bless $self, $class;
    return $self;
}

sub on_notch {
    my $self = shift;
    my $call = shift || sub { print "Notch!\n" };
    push @{$self->{notch}}, $call;
}

sub succ {
    my $self = shift;
    if ($self->{position}++ < $#{$self->{items}}) {
        $self->{position} and return $self->{items}->[$self->{position
+}];
    } else {
        $self->{position} = 0;
        $_->() for @{$self->{notch}};
        return $self->{items}->[$self->{position}];
    }
    
}

sub to_s {
    my $self = shift;
    return $self->{items}->[$self->{position}];
}

package Odometer;
use Data::Dumper;

my $DONE = 0;

sub new {
    my $class = shift;
    my $self = [];
    return bless $self, $class;
}

sub add_wheel {
    my $self = shift;
    my @items = @_;
    my $w = Wheel->new(@items);
    push @$self, $w;
    $self->[$#$self-1]->on_notch(sub {$w->succ}) if $#$self > 0;
}

sub succ {
    my $self = shift;
    my $temp = $self->to_s;
    $self->[0]->succ;
    
    if ($DONE == 2) {
        return undef;
    } else {
        $DONE++ if $DONE;
        return $temp;
    }
}

sub to_s {
    my $self = shift;
    return join ' ', map { $_->to_s } reverse @$self;
}

sub add_termination {
    my $self = shift;
    $self->[-1]->on_notch( sub { $DONE = 1} );
}

package main;

my $o = Odometer->new;
$o->add_wheel(qw/foo bar buz/);
$o->add_wheel(qw/dark light/);
$o->add_wheel(qw/red green blue yellow/);
$o->add_termination;
while (my $cur = $o->succ) {
    print $cur . "\n";
};
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Re: building sequences like an odometer
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on Nov 21, 2006 at 23:59 UTC
      Thank you. This is another CPAN-module I've missed so far.

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