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NAME ^

Games::Poker::OPP - Implements the Online Poker Protocol

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Games::Poker::OPP;
  my $poker = Games::Poker::OPP->new(
                username => "Perlkibot",
                password => "sekrit",
                server   => "chinook6.cs.ualberta.ca",
                port     => 55006
              );
  $poker->connect or die $@;

DESCRIPTION ^

This class implements the Online Poker Protocol as specified at http://games.cs.ualberta.ca/webgames/poker/bots.html. This implementation uses IO::Socket::INET to do all the communication, but is designed to be subclassable for, e.g. POE.

METHODS ^

new

  my $poker = Games::Poker::OPP->new(
                username => "Perlkibot",
                password => "sekrit",
                server   => "chinook6.cs.ualberta.ca",
                port     => 55006,
                status   => \&handle_update,
                callback => \&decide_strategy
              );

Prepares a new connection to a poker server. This doesn't actually make the connection yet; use connect to do that.

You must supply a callback which will be called when it is your turn to act; you may supply a status callback which will be called during a game when something happens.

connect

Initiates a connection to the specified server. This is something you'll want to override if you're subclassing this module.

put ($data)

Sends $data to the server.

get ($len)

Tries to retrieve $len bytes of data from the server.

Again, things you'll override when inheriting.

joingame

Sends username/password credentials and joins the game. Returns 0 if the username/password was not accepted.

playgame

    $self->playgame( )

Once you've signed into the server, the playgame loop will receive status events from the server, update the internal game status object and call your callbacks.

state

Returns a Games::Poker::TexasHold'em object representing the current state of play - the players involved, the pot, and so on. See Games::Poker::TexasHold'em for more information about how to use this.

EXAMPLES ^

See the included poker-client.pl as an example of how to use this module.

AUTHOR ^

Simon Cozens, <simon@dsl.easynet.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2003 by Simon Cozens

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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