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Re: Is what you want available?

by Arunbear (Prior)
on Jun 09, 2017 at 12:22 UTC ( #1192425=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is what you want available?

"random_month" could be made more user friendly by supporting keyword arguments e.g.
my $random_month = random_month(-lang=> 'English', -abbrev=> 1);
You may also consider supporting ISO 639-1 codes for the language specifier
my $random_month = random_month(-lang=> 'en', -abbrev=> 1); my $random_German_month = random_month(-lang=> 'de');
Also, there are good reasons for not using fatal warnings.

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Re^2: Is what you want available?
by Lady_Aleena (Curate) on Jun 10, 2017 at 04:33 UTC

    How is adding even more typing user-friendly, especially when there is only 1 variable? Also, since there is only 1 language I have abbreviations for, it seems a bit silly to make a user type in a second variable for it, when I would have to do something like the following in the subroutine to make it read.

    my $language = $opt{'lang'}.' '.$opt{'abbr'};

    Wouldn't it be less of a headache to just have an all in one without splitting the hash key name between two variables?

    my $month = random_month('English abbr'); -or- my $month = random_month( 'lang' => 'English', 'abbr' => 1 );

    I also expanded the selection of languages and how the languages can be selected.

    About fatal warnings, I leave them in for me. I consider all warnings as bad as errors, because something is not right with the code if I'm being warned about it. If I were to ever make any module "official", I would it them out.

    No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena
      User friendliness includes having sensible defaults. English is a sensible default language. So if I wanted a random month in the default language I'd expect to be able to do
      my $month = random_month();
      Now if I wanted an abbreviated random month in the default language I'd expect to be able to do
      my $month = random_month(-abbrev => 1);
      Language and abbreviation are two distinct concepts, which indicates you need two parameters to handle them cleanly,

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