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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Sunday June 19, 2005
03:05 PM


[ #25275 ]
Fractions? Remember those? 1/3 and so on. Well, my recipes contain them. Turns out, there are HTML entities for common fractions (e.g. ½ is ½) and that common vulgar fractions have Unicode characters (e.g. ⅕ is ⅕). ½ looks much prettier than 1/2. Enter HTML::Fraction, which encodes fractions as HTML entities for you! No longer need you wonder how I made the pretty ingredient listing for Banana orange muffins...
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  • Is there a reason for the OO interface there?

    I’m also wary about it being oblivious to any sort of context. 2/3 could well be part of a tag in SGML, though not in XML. It would seem prudent to throw in at least a few \b.

    Neat idea though, I like it.

    • No real reason, except that I don't like polluting namespaces. Oh, it's meant for text that you know is vaguely clean of course. If you have other data, patches welcome ;-)
  • common vulgar

    Isn't that redundant? ;)

    The great thing about multitasking is that several things can go wrong at once.