On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 04:06:28AM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 17:49:03 -0800, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote: > > I also have some very simple and efficient string-matching > > functions [[ for SHORT lines!! ]] and other thing we do very often. > > It was (is?) throw-away code. Does it made sense to have a place > > on the web where you can get these kind of canned functions? I > > have perhaps 20 of these functions named and tagged. This was, I > > believe, at least one idea behind C++, but at least I have never > > seen any sites that offer C or C++ functions to do ``X''. > > There have been efforts in the past to do something like this. > > For example, I still remember discovering 'clib' at > > http://mapage.noos.fr/emdel/clib.htm > > a few years ago. > > It seems a nice idea to build a "personal toolset", but my impression > is that dumping a bunch of functions on a web page is not enough > anymore. The world has been `spoiled' by open source projects, so if > an effort like this expects to be taken seriously from the world, it > should at least have: > > * A public source repository, with full history, readable from > everyone and compatible with one of the Open Source SCM tools. > > * At least one mailing list for questions & announcements of new > releases. > > * At least one visibly active maintainer, who is willing to fix > bugs, reply to email questions, and perform other `benevolent > dictator' tasks. > > * Up to date manpages for all the functions in the collection. > > This sounds like a lot of work, because it *is*. That's the price of > writing something that others may want to use though. Otherwise > everyone can use the GNU glib and their system libc.so library :) >
:-) Well, I knew if I asked around and the right places, that eventually i'd get an intelligent answer. When I began labeling and tagging my few fn's, i realized how much work it was ... and that is just for us BSD'ers. It wouldn't work on other systems--at least not the driver side. But that was never my primary thought. I was thinking more of the application area; code that you use maybe for a few hours or days, then pitch. Or maybe tarbar with bzip. Could this be the next hundred-thousand-dollar idea? [I'd say $million, but not with the global *D*epression we may be heading into/toward. Seriously. I realize that corporation ABC wants to wipe away corporation XYZ, say, but having this global, completely free/open source site would help both equally. Seems to me this kind of site would benefit everybody and harm no one. So the maintainer/dictator would probably have to be paid. Or else get a free honey-glazed ham on New Years. I'll check out glib. Meanwhile there is publib. It has some pretty useful functions, some of whic h I had to do the hard way, then found that liw had already done them. gary > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 2.17a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"