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Util's scratchpad

by Util (Priest)
on Jun 02, 2004 at 11:26 UTC ( #359349=scratchpad: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Alpha version of my bare-bones, console, read-only Chatterbox client and logger, made available only due to ongoing Monk pain.
This version will not be officially released; Versions 4.x contains fallback code in case XML::Simple is not installed.
Feedback welcome, by email if possible.
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use warnings 'all'; use strict; use LWP::Simple; use XML::Simple; # # 2002-04-02 Bruce "Util" Gray <> # Use this as a read-only Chatterbox client and archiver, # and use the PerlMonks Chatterbox nodelet for talking. my $url = ''; my $log = 'PerlMonks_Chat.log'; # Why is there a \r at the end of the XML? # Why is there a \n at the beginning of "\nRendered by the Chatterbox +XML Ticker"? #Why does XML::Simple use, which triggers warnings? # Check that a hash has exactly the keys expected. sub exact { my @hpa = sort keys %{ +shift }; return ("@_" eq "@hpa"); } sub get_valid_messages { my $p_url = shift; my $xml = get($p_url) or warn "Get failed " and return; die unless $xml =~ m{\n</CHATTER>\n\r\n$}; die unless $xml =~ m{^<\?xml version="1\.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"\ +?>\n<CHATTER>\n<INFO site="http://perlmonks\.org" sitename="Perl Monk +s">\n}; # This insures that $hp->{message} is an array of hashes, even if +their is only one hash in the array. my $hp = XMLin($xml, forcearray => [ 'message' ]); exact( $_, qw( INFO ) ) and return foreach + $hp; # no messages exact( $_, qw( INFO message ) ) or die foreach + $hp; exact( $_, qw( content site sitename ) ) or die foreach + $hp->{INFO}; exact( $_, qw( author content time user_id ) ) or die foreach +@{ $hp->{message} }; my @r; foreach ( @{ $hp->{message} } ) { my %t = %$_; my ($time, $user_id, $author, $content) = @t{ qw( time user_id + author content ) }; tr{\t}{} and warn foreach ($time, $user_id, $author, $content) +; $content =~ s{^\n}{} or die; push @r, [ $time, $user_id, $author, $content ]; } return @r; } my %h; open LOG, ">>$log" or die; select(LOG); $| = 1; select(STDOUT); $| = 1; while(1) { my @msgs = sort { $a->[0] <=> $b->[0] } get_valid_messages($url); foreach (@msgs) { my ($time, $user_id, $author, $content) = @$_; my $key = join("\t", $time, $user_id, $author); if ( $h{$key} ) { die "Ack! '$h{$key}' ne '$content' " if $h{$key} ne $conte +nt; } else { $h{$key} = $content; printf LOG "%s\t%6d\t%-15s\t%s\n", $time, $user_id, $autho +r, $content; printf "%-15s\t%s\n", $author, $content; } } sleep 10; } close LOG or die; #??? Never reached. __END__ Notes: need to read last 100 lines of log into hash need to keep only last 100 lines of log in memory? $hp is a pointer to a hash $hp->{message} $hp->{INFO} INFO is a hash message is array of hashes Data format: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> <CHATTER&gt; <INFO site="" sitename="Perl Monks"> Rendered by the Chatterbox XML Ticker<;/INFO> <message user_id="108447" author="demerphq" time="20020402094549"> its suprising the number of people who shoot themselves in the foot by + not realizing about email receipts...</message> <message user_id="45366" author="belg4mit" time="20020402094628"> considering they are non-standard, I'd say, "No, ir isn't"</message> </CHATTER> $hp = { "message" => [ { "user_id" => 143232, "content" => "\nthanks for the info guys. i + have never studied system times and whatnot - i'm just trying to get + my head around a few results using", "author" => "wilstephens", "time" => "20020402101542" }, { "user_id" => 18800, "content" => "\nthe [isbn://156592567x|Eagl +e] book SC", "author" => "jeffa", "time" => "20020402101640" }, ], "INFO" => { "site" =>; "", "content" => "\nRendered by the Chatterbox XML T +icker", "sitename" => "Perl Monks" } };

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