Author image Robert Price
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NAME

Acme::Terror::UK - Fetch the current UK terror alert level

SYNOPSIS

  use Acme::Terror::UK;
  my $t = Acme::Terror::UK->new();  # create new Acme::Terror::UK object

  my $level = $t->fetch;
  print "Current terror alert level is: $level\n";

DESCRIPTION

Gets the currrent terrorist threat level in the UK.

The levels are either... CRITICAL - an attack is expected imminently SEVERE - an attack is likely SUBSTANTIAL - an attack is a strong possibility MODERATE - an attack is possible but not likely LOW - an attack is unlikely

This module aims to be compatible with the US version, Acme::Terror

METHODS

new()

  use Acme::Terror::UK
  my $t = Acme::Terror::UK->new(); 

Create a new instance of the Acme:Terror::UK class.

fetch()

  my $threat_level_string = $t->fetch();
  print $threat_level_string;

Return the current threat level as a string.

level()

  my $level = $t->level();
  if ($level == Acme::Terror::UK::CRITICAL) {
    print "Help, we're all going to die!\n";
  }

Return the level of the current terrorist threat as a comparable value.

The values to compare against are,

  Acme::Terror::UK::CRITICAL
  Acme::Terror::UK::SEVERE
  Acme::Terror::UK::SUBSTANTIAL
  Acme::Terror::UK::MODERATE
  Acme::Terror::UK::LOW

If it can't retrieve the current level, it will return

  Acme::Terror::UK::UNKNOWN

BUGS

This module just screenscrapes the MI5 website so is vulnerable to breaking if the page design changes.

SEE ALSO

Acme::Terror http://www.mi5.gov.uk/ http://www.mi5.gov.uk/output/Page4.html http://www.intelligence.gov.uk/ http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/security/current-threat-level/

THANKS

Neil Stott for supplying a patch after MI5 site redesign B10m for supplying a patch after an MI5 site redesign

AUTHOR

Robert Price, <rprice@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2006-2010 by Robert Price

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.7 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.