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Subject: Re: [boost] codepad code longevity ?
From: OvermindDL1 (overminddl1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-29 20:05:33

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM, Dean Michael Berris
<mikhailberis_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Joel de Guzman
> <joel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> [snip]
>> the case, then we should ban the use of codepad. People here, myself
>> included, need pasted code to be permanent for future reference.
>> Thoughts?
> On github there are things called 'gists' which live as long as the
> gist is not deleted by the account owner. Gists are full-on git
> repositories that can be forked by others and can be made publicly
> available.
> I hope this helps!
> -- will require that you have a Github account.

That has nothing to do with this (and please, people, quit pushing
git, if we wanted to use it then we would). The issue is that instead
of people posting short code snippets in-email or as an attachment,
they are posting it to something like codepad or one of its clones,
thus when someone looks in the boost archive however many years from
now, the link is invalid or points to the wrong code if it has been
reassigned. People can make codepad last indefinitely as well, but it
does not do that by default, and most people do not bother to change
the options. It is *always* better just in inline it or attach it,
depending on length. Always more easily acceptable and indexable by
google then as code that is with the archive will be linked to it,
where as it is not if on codepad or anywhere else, it has no reference

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