[Tutor] Re: Example source code..

R. A. rob@jam.rr.com
Fri, 05 Jan 2001 21:36:19 -0600

While enabling people to ftp material up to the site might prove
problematic, some interesting alternatives come to mind.  I'd also like
to encourage list members to take a look at the site as it is now and
see if I have a link to your own sites yet.  If not, drop a line and let
me know so I can add you (and feel free to suggest how you'd like the
site to be classified if you like).  The URL should be in my signature
file down at the bottom of this message somewhere.

1) Someone with greater skill than I have could script a way for people
to post their code via CGI.

2) Folks could email the source to be posted.

3) We could devise some way to implement a comment system on the site so
viewers could add their own two cents' worth.

4) We could, of course, post the source of any scripts we put to use on
the site.

5) While I maintain the Mississippi Python Interest Group site, this
project could be called anything we like, and I would not consider it my
property (just for the record). :-)

Any other ideas?

Rob Andrews

John Murray wrote:
> Tesla Coil wrote:
> >I've often thought an Interesting list would have posts of Python
> >source as its topic.  What typically motivates an initial post of
> >source to the Tutor list is that the author finds it to be deficient.
> >What's lost are the one-shot scripts you've knocked off, maybe
> >with little alteration of repeated use to someone else, not deemed
> >important enough to publish on your web page, and no one expects
> >to find it scattered off on your URL anyway.
> >
> >And perhaps utility wasn't even the point.   Perhaps you had in
> >mind a clever function to reduce the iterations in calculating a
> >large factorial.  A nice conversation piece, provided an audience
> >who might appreciate that your only interest in the usual method
> >would be comparing the performance of this approach.
> >
> >You could post it to comp.lang.python, but again, too unimportant
> >to bother distracting anyone from the latest debate on whether
> >this or that fundamental aspect of the language is a Good Thing.
> >
> >Ideally, the list topic would be *unimportant* Python source.
> >I'd be compelled to subscribe to that one.
> Nicely put. I'd like to see something like this, perhaps we could take up
> Rob.A's kind offer of server space (I think using SourceForge might be
> overkill?). All we would need is a simple web page with links to the various
> scripts. Tutor list members could post their code with a name and brief
> description; author names would be optional for the anon. cowards:-)
> Periodically (every fortnight?), the site address and any new additions could
> be posted in a brief tutor-list message. Would we set it up so that list
> members can ftp their files directly to the site? Or would it be better to have
> them sent to the site's maintainer, who would then list them on the download
> page? I'd be happy to help in any way I can.
>             Cheers,
>                Johnno

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