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Fetch weather by zip code

by stretchpants (Novice)
on Mar 28, 2002 at 13:29 UTC ( #154954=snippet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Description: I bought an account with www.wunderground.com so I don't feel guilty making requests through an agent... my $weather = weather (95017); print "$weather\n";

sub weather
  {
  my $zip = shift;
  my $url = shift;

  $url = $url || "http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getF
+orecast?query=$zip";

  my $out = &www_slurp ($url);

  $out =~ s/\r//g;
  $out =~ s/\n//g;

  my ($temp) = $out =~ /<td>Temperature<\/td><td><b>(\d+)/m;
  my ($cond) = $out =~ /<td>Conditions<\/td><td><b>([^<]+)</m;
  my ($sunrise, $t) = $out =~ /<td>Sunrise<\/td><td><b> (\d+:\d+) (AM|
+PM)/m;
  my ($sunset, $tt) = $out =~ /<td>Sunset<\/td><td><b> (\d+:\d+) (AM|P
+M)/m;
  my ($location) = $out =~ /<title>Weather Underground: ([^<]+)</m;
  $location =~ s/ Forecast$//;
  my ($gay, $tonight) = $out =~ /<b>(Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday|Thursday
+|Friday|Saturday|Sunday|Today|Tonight|Overnight|Now)<\/b><br>([^<]+)<
+/;

  $tonight =~ s/&&//g;
  $tonight =~ s/\s+$//;

  return "" if (! $temp);

  my $now = time;
  my @now = split //, $now;

  my $str = "$location: $cond, $temp" .
    "F, $tonight" .
    ($sunrise && $t ? " sunrise at $sunrise $t" : "") .
    ($sunset && $tt ? ", sunset at $sunset $tt." : "");

  $str =~ s/\s+/ /g;
  return $str;
  }
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•Re: Fetch weather by zip code
by merlyn (Sage) on Mar 28, 2002 at 14:49 UTC
      Guess you have nothing better to do than complain about people not doing things the way you would do them.
Re: Fetch weather by zip code
by particle (Vicar) on Mar 28, 2002 at 14:01 UTC
    &www_slurp is where?

    and $gay (perhaps you mean $day) is only used once. use undef if it's not used.

    perhaps testing $temp's existence would be better directly after it's assignment. it would save unneccessary cycles.

    ~Particle ;̃

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[Corion]: I hope all is well marto! ;) My godson had a surprise visit to the hospital yesterday because he fell and had cut his skin besides his eye, but everything was glued together again and all is well
[marto]: good grief, that's not fun, glad to hear all is as well as could be :)
[Corion]: marto: Yeah - their mother picked all three of them up at the kindergarden to then go to the hospital, and all three of them were well behaved, and all also were quite obedient when they came home, so they recognized the situation

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