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Games::BonDigi ============== DESCRIPTION This is a crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, *crazy* module. There is absolutely *no* reason to download it. Please, stay away from it, by any means! Ok, I've warned you. If you don't know what Bon-Digi is, you are really lucky. Esteban, I promised to do that... And there it is! Actually, this is a quite interesting experiment in software design of clever algorithms. Either I'm stupid or generating the sequence of "Bon" "Digi" words is really much harder than I thought at first. Try to think of an algorithm and to build *elegant* and *concise* code. You will find that is not so easy... For any meaning of elegant and concise, of course. THE GAME ITSELF This is rather crazy. I will describe it as an RFC and then give you an example. BonDigi works with its own internal protocol. The protocol consists of a HEADER ("fixed part"), and a PAYLOAD ("the part that grows"). HEADER is *always*: "Bon", "Digi", "Bon", "Digi" PAYLOAD is "Bon", "Bon", "Digi", "Digi" (2 repeats the first time, then it grows with 3, 4, 5, you get it) EXAMPLE Suppose you are ten people in the same room, drinking beers or something. Then someone starts this *crazy* game. At turn, each of you must say the next word in the sequence. If you say the wrong word, you must drink beer, write Games::BonDigi, make yourself foolish, and so on... Sequence starts like this: Bon, Digi, Bon, Digi, /*header*/, Bon, Bon, Digi, Digi, /*payload x 2*/, Bon, Digi, Bon, Digi, /*header*/, Bon, Bon, Bon, Digi, Digi, Digi, /*payload x 3*/ ... and you got it. Right? FULL GRAMMAR <PROTOCOL> := "" | <HEADER> <PAYLOAD> <PROTOCOL> <HEADER> := "Bon" "Digi" "Bon" "Digi" <PAYLOAD> := "Bon" (<n> times) "Digi" (<n> times) where <n> grows over time Mmmh, a recursive stateful grammar. Gets hard. Ok, just kidding... INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install DEPENDENCIES No dependencies. Pure crazyness. COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (C) 2008 by Cosimo Streppone, <firstname.lastname@example.org> This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available. DEPENDENCIES Test::More >= 0.47 INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install AUTHOR Cosimo Streppone <email@example.com> COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE Copyright (C) 2008 Cosimo Streppone. This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. The full text of the licenses can be found in the Artistic and COPYING files included with this module, or in perlartistic and perlgpl in Perl 5.8.1 or later.