Games::ABC_Path::Generator::RiddleObj - represents a riddle.


version 0.6.0


    use Games::ABC_Path::Generator;

    my $gen = Games::ABC_Path::Generator->new({seed => 1});

    # Returns a Games::ABC_Path::Generator::RiddleObj object.
    my $riddle = $gen->calc_riddle();

    print $riddle->get_riddle_v1_string();
    print $riddle->get_riddle_string_with_header();


my $riddle = Games::ABC_Path::Generator::RiddleObj->new({%args});

Initialised a new riddle. Arguments are:

  • solution

    The solution layout.

  • clues

    An array of the clues.

  • A_pos

    The position of the A cell.

my [$letter1, $letter2] = $riddle->get_letters_of_clue({ type => $type, index => $index, })

Returns the two letters (as an array reference) associated with the clue represented by the hash reference. Type can be:

  • 'col'

    A column clue. 'index' points to the X coordinate.

  • 'row'

    A row clue. 'index' points to the Y coordinate.

  • 'diag'

    The diagonal clue. 'index' is ignored.

  • 'antidiag'

    The anti-diagonal clue. 'index' is ignored.

Some examples:

    my $letters_aref = $riddle->get_letters_of_clue({ type => 'col', index => 2, });
    my $letters_aref = $riddle->get_letters_of_clue({ type => 'row', index => 1, });
    my $letters_aref = $riddle->get_letters_of_clue({ type => 'diag', });
    my $letters_aref = $riddle->get_letters_of_clue({ type => 'antidiag', });

my $string = $riddle->get_riddle_v1_string()

Returns the riddle version 1 string (without the header). See the documentation of Games::ABC_Path::Solver::Board for explanation.

my $string = $riddle->get_final_layout()

Returns the final layout as a Games::ABC_Path::Generator::FinalLayoutObj .

my $string = $riddle->get_final_layout_as_string({%args})

Returns the final layout as a string. %args is included for future extension.


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Source Code

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This software is Copyright (c) 2021 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License