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Re: Newest Node alert

by blokhead (Monsignor)
on Apr 06, 2009 at 15:44 UTC ( #755768=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Newest Node alert

Following What XML generators are currently available on PerlMonks?, you may want to use a URL like:

http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=30175;types=perlquestion;days=0.0034 +7
This will only look for nodes created in the last 0.00347 days, which is 5 minutes (the amount of time your script sleeps between polls). It's a little unnecessary load on the server, perhaps, to fetch the information for the older irrelevant nodes. Also, it eliminates the need to store a "last seen" node ID.

I also notice that your script will not announce more than one node if multiple new nodes show up in the same 5 minute window.

blokhead


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by lakshmananindia (Chaplain) on Apr 07, 2009 at 04:15 UTC

    Thanks blokhead for your suggestion. I understood the days=. I'll try that. Its only the start. I'll find a way to make my script to announce, if more than one node is posted within 5 minutes. Thanks a lot for your suggestion.

    --Lakshmanan G.

    The great pleasure in my life is doing what people say you cannot do.


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