Implements an address book using Perl's OOP capabilities. This provides facilities inluding searching, sorting, format printing, array manipulation, and I/O.
This project was inspired by an article submitted on the CodeProject website:
Using the code
There are two dependent files.
- Entry.pm - This is where the
Entry object is defined.
- addressbook.txt - The database in a flat file. I was going to implement XML but did not have time.
To use the
Entry construct, include the pm file as shown below. This is demonstrated in the project. This project does not completely follow a OOP design. I only had a short period of time to implement this project, but the end result is definitely interesting. I hope it helps beginner Perl programmers to see the nice REGEX capabilities as well as how to integrate OOP into your design. Once again I would suggest visiting Khurt Williams' article page first if OOP in Perl is what you desire to learn.
Sample Formatted Sorting Results
First Name: Arthur Last Name: Putie Home
Phone: 923-835-8745 Mobile Phone:923-812-6789
Address: 23 Wimp Lane, Kensington Zip code: 38758
DOB: 8/31/69 Salary: 126000.00
First Name: Popeye Last Name: Sailor
Home Phone: 156-454-3322 Mobile Phone: 156-445-4564
Address: 945 Bluto Street, Anywhe Zip code: 29358
DOB: 3/19/35 Salary: 22350.00
First Name: Michael Last Name: Vasquez
Home Phone: 555-555-5555 Mobile Phone: 562-554-4545
Address: 1 Perl ave Pomona Ca Zip code: 90340
DOB: 12/1/1976 Salary: 100000.00
Perl is Cool
The main thing that I enjoyed about learning Perl was the fact that I could create some meaningful code fast. Also, I found that Perl could be developed for reuse and still be fast to implement.