Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm using LWP::Simple to retrieve a number of pages based on user input. Because of the complexity of each page, my "roll a six to start" host, and the complex regexs I'm using, it takes a while. A long while. A very long while.
Now, I'm worried that Joe User will either:
- Get bored and go away
- Have his connection time out
So I'm looking to keep the user informed as to how the process is doing.