This is the guts of ICal::QuickAdd, of interest to developers. Most users probably want the docs of iqa instead, which is a script which uses this module.
$iqa = ICal::QuickAdd->new('tomorrow at noon. Lunch with Bob') ; # Default to expecting a email message with the SMS in body, On STDIN $iqa = ICal::QuickAdd->new();
Takes a string, such as short SMS text, and parses out a date and event summary from it.
Right now it's sort of dumb. It expects the event description to come first, followed by a period, and then a summary. Example:
tomorrow at noon. Lunch with Bob
The dot was chosen as the delimiter because my cell phone allows me to type it directly, using the "1" key.
Limitations: A future version should also return an "$is_date" flag, to note if the date found was a date or a date and time.
Injects a valid ical event block into the env entry into the end of $filename, which is assumed to be a valid iCalendar file. If that assumption is wrong, the file could be corrupted. Use the is_ical_file() to check first!
Bugs: Currently always injects a Unix newline. This could corrupt an ICS file with with CRLF line entries.
my $desc = $iqa->parsed_string;
Return a short description. Useful for confirming to the user how the Quick Add string was parsed.
Limitations: the description returned currently always includes hours/minute compontent and is in 24 hour time.
my $vevent = $iqa->as_vevent;
Return a Data::ICal::Entry::Event object representing the event.
For now, hard-code a one hour duration
my $data_ical = $iqa->as_ical;
Returns a Data::ICal object with the "PUBLISH" method set.
The PUBLISH method is used when mailing iCalendar events.
my $email_simple_obj = $iqa->as_ical_email( To => $your_regular_email, From => $from_email, # Defaults to $iqa->from_email );
Returns a ready-to-mail Email::Simple object with an iCalendar body. Extra headers can be passed in.
Returns the 'from' email address. It can also be used as a check to see if the SMS came from an email at all, since will only be set in that case.
If the input was an email, returns the object representing the incoming message. Currently a Mail::Audit object.
Return the event name found in the SMS message.
Returns DateTime object found in SMS.
Contributing a patch can be as easy as:
darcs get http://mark.stosberg.com/darcs_hive/ICal-QuickAdd cd ICal-QuickAdd # hack... darcs record darcs send
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