[Python-ideas] Publishing ideas on ActiveState recipe site
techtonik at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 09:19:34 CET 2012
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Yuval Greenfield <ubershmekel at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:22 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>
>> > On 05/11/12 23:52, Ned Batchelder wrote:
>> >> Get everything the way you want it, and then propose it.
>> > +1
>> > Also consider publishing it as a recipe on ActiveState, where many
>> > people will view it, use it, and offer feedback. This has many
>> > benefits:
>> > * You will gauge community interest;
>> > * Many eyeballs make bugs shallow;
>> > * You are providing a useful recipe that others can use, even
>> > if it doesn't get included in the std lib.
>> > Some of the most useful parts of the std lib, like namedtuple,
>> > started life on ActiveState.
>> > http://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/python/
>> Why I don't use ActiveState:
>> 1. StackOverflow is much easier to access - just one click to login
>> with Google Account versus several clicks, data entry and copy/paste
>> operations to remind the password on ActiveState - I want to login
>> there with Python account
>> 2. StackOverflow is problem search oriented - not recipe catalog
>> oriented, which makes it better for solving problems, which I do more
>> often than reading the recipe book (although I must admin when I was
>> starting Python - the Cookbook from O'Reilly in CHM format was mega
>> 3. I post the code as gists as it includes the notion of history,
>> unlike ActiveState, which interface looks a little outdated - it was
>> not obvious for me that recipes have history until today
>> 4. Recipes are licensed, which is a too much of a burden for a snippet
>> 5. ActiveState site makes it clear that it is ActiveState site - the
>> 20% of my screen is taken by ActiveState header, so it looks like
>> company site - not a site for community
>> Otherwise the idea of community recipe site is very nice.
> https://gist.github.com/ works great too. But I believe we are a bit OT.
Yea. That's point no.3
We're not offtopic, because people are proposing to post ideas on
I also found that ActiveState site doesn't allow to release recipes into
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