Sounds like an interesting idea, but on second thought, that requires the module to be XML aware and network aware. I don't think these things belong into it; if I go there, I rather offer a clean interface for updating the @table and let the module user do the rest. Adding a sample script to the distribution that uses that interface to import an XML table might be a nice idea though.

Update: Actually, that sounds like a very nice idea. The sample script could import currency data from somewhere. Of course, it should carry a disclaimer, since currency calculations should not be done using floating point math when actual money depends on them, but it would still be a very nifty demonstration of the module's design.

Makeshifts last the longest.


In reply to Re^4: The Definitive Unit Conversion Script by Aristotle
in thread The Definitive Unit Conversion Script by Aristotle

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.