June 21st, 2001

Danger Mouse

Playing with the perl client. [Update]

I figured I needed something that worked right that involved Perl for a change, so I grabbed and I'm trying the LiveJournal perl client.

It's really rather nifty, I have to say. Better and more fully featured than I'd expected, if not quite up to the same level as LoserJabber (LogJam) and the Win32 client.

Hrm. . . that does remind me, though, that I need to add another LJ user icon here soon. ;-)

[Updated]: Hrm, I've just found a problem with the perl client. It seems to set the "Don't Auto-format" option, even when you tell it to auto-format your entry. I'm having to go through and fix it from the web client, right now.

Maybe if I get motivated, I'll look into that later.
  • Current Music
    Depeche Mode - Walking in My Shoes
Danger Mouse

Perl client test. [Updated]

I'm posting this just to see if my little quick change had the desired results and fixed the Perl LJ client.

Hopefully, this does the trick.

It appears to just be a mix-up of what value to set prop_opt_preformatted to. You should set it to true (1) if the entry is preformatted, and false (0) if it needs to be autoformatted. The perl client had it backwards.

[Update]: Well, that did the trick, for the most part. Only thing is, I have vi set to wordwrap, which inserted some superfluous <br> tags. Had to fix that by hand. Need to come up with a way to disable that, but only when vi is called from the perl LJ client.
  • Current Music
    Bruce Dickinson - King In Crimson