WWW::Hackernews::Parser - a Perl interface to Hackernews stories and data.
use WWW::Hackernews::Parser; my $top_hash_ref = hn_parse( 'top', '1' ); # equivalent to: my $other_top_hash_ref = hn_parse(); my $second_newest = hn_parse( 'new', '2' );
perl - version 5.10 or above
LWP::Simple - Debian package: libwww-perl
The only subroutine of
hn_parse. It takes the following arguments:
target - This is what page to download the data from; is either
new. Defaults to
number - This is the rank of the story.
1is the top story, and so on. Defaults to
datum - This is the name of the datum and hash key to be returned (list follows). The default is
all, which returns the hash ref as a scalar.
Note: the arguments are shifted in the order listed above. That means if you want to pass a number, you must also pass a target. Likewise, if you want to pass a hash key, you must pass a target and a number before it.
The subroutine stores data in an anonymous hash that may contain any of the following keys, depending on what the pattern was able to match:
age_qty - the numercal value of the age
age_unit - either hour(s)or minute(s)
age_sec - age in seconds calculated by the above
comments - number of comments
desc - description
domain - the domain on which the link is hosted
id - the unique numerical identification number of the link
points - the "karma" level of the link
user - the name of the user who posted the link
Copyright 2011 Daniel Bolton.
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