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Games::Solitaire::Verify::State - a class for Solitaire states (or positions) of the entire board.


version 0.2403


use Games::Solitaire::Verify::State;
my $board = <<"EOF";
Foundations: H-6 C-A D-A S-4
Freecells: 3D 8H JH 9H
: 4C 2C 9C 8C QS JD
: QC 9S
: 5C
: 2D KD TH TC TD 8D 7C 6D 5S 4D 3C
: 9D 8S
: 7S 6C 7D 6S 5D
# Initialise a board
my $board = Games::Solitaire::Verify::State->new(
string => $board,
variant => "freecell",
# Prints 8.
print $board->num_columns(), "\n";
# Prints ": QC 9S"
print $board->get_column(2)->to_string(), "\n"


Sets the freecells’ object, which should be a Games::Solitaire::Verify::Freecells object.

Adds a new column of cards that should be an Games::Solitaire::Verify::Column object.

Sets the foundations to a value. Should be isa Games::Solitaire::Verify::Foundations .

Returns the contents of the freecell No. $index or undef() if it’s empty.

$state->set_freecell($index, $card)
Assigns $card to the contents of the freecell No. $index .

$state->get_foundation_value($suit, $index)
Returns the foundation value for the suit $suit of the foundations No. $index .

$state->increment_foundation_value($suit, $index)
Increments the foundation value for the suit $suit of the foundations No. $index .

Returns the number of decks that the variant has. Useful when querying the foundations.

Returns the number of Freecells in the board.

Returns the number of empty Freecells on the board.

The number of columns in the board.

Gets the column object for column No. $index.

Returns the number of completely unoccupied columns in the board.

Returns a clone of the board, with all of its element duplicated.

my $verdict = $board->verify_and_perform_move($move);
Performs $move on the board. If successful, returns 0. Else returns a non-zero value. See Games::Solitaire::Verify::Move for more information.

Clears/empties the freecell at position $pos .

$board->verify_contents({max_rank => 13});
Verify that all the cards inside the state are present and exactly once. 'max_rank' should be 13 unless you want to only include cards up to a lower rank.

This method either throws an exception object or returns normally.

(New in version 0.1900 .)

Stringifies the board into the Freecell Solver solution display notation.


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Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to "bug-games-solitaire-verify at", or through the web interface at <>. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code
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This software is Copyright (c) 2008 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

The MIT (X11) License