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NAME ^

WWW::SPOJ - Extract data from Sphere Online Judge (SPOJ)

SYNOPSIS ^

  use WWW::SPOJ;

  my $ua = WWW::SPOJ::ua();
  $ua->timeout(10);
  $ua->env_proxy;
  
  my $user = new WWW::SPOJ::User('john_jones');

DESCRIPTION AND MOTIVATION ^

The Sphere Online Judge, better known by its acronym, SPOJ, is an online archive of programming problems complete with a judge program that receives and checks submissions. Common utilities requested by users of this site include a user head-to-head comparer, a programming language preference analyzer, a user activity grapher, etc. This distribution aims to simplify building those and similar tools by providing modules and functions that retrieve and parse data from SPOJ.

FUNCTIONS ^

WWW::SPOJ::ua( [ USER_AGENT ] )

Returns the user agent object used for all retrievals, first setting it to USER_AGENT if it's specified. Defaults to a new LWP::UserAgent. You can customize this object as in the "SYNOPSIS".

If you decide to replace the user agent altogether, you don't have to use a LWP::UserAgent: the only requirement is that the object you use can get a URL and return a response object.

WWW::SPOJ::service( [ URL ] )

Returns the web address of the service used by this module, first setting it to URL if it's specified. Defaults to http://www.spoj.pl/.

BE NICE TO THE SERVERS ^

Please don't abuse the servers. If you anticipate making a large number of requests, don't make them too frequently. There are several CPAN modules that can help you make sure your code is nice. Try, for example, LWP::RobotUA as the user agent:

  use WWW::SPOJ;
  use LWP::RobotUA;
  
  my $ua = LWP::RobotUA->new('my-nice-robot/0.1', 'me@example.org');
  
  WWW::SPOJ::ua($ua);
  
  # WWW::SPOJ and related modules should now be well-behaved

SEE ALSO ^

http://www.spoj.pl/, LWP::UserAgent, LWP::RobotUA

BUGS ^

Please report them: http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=WWW-SPOJ

AUTHOR ^

Miorel-Lucian Palii, <mlpalii@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright (C) 2009 by Miorel-Lucian Palii

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.

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