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Subject: Re: [boost] codepad code longevity ?
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-29 20:35:15

On 1/30/2010 9:27 AM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM, OvermindDL1<overminddl1_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Dean Michael Berris
>>> Sure, but if you really wanted to use something like codepad so that
>>> the code is accessible from elsewhere, Github gists are one way of
>>> doing it. And again, you don't have to know or use git to use the gist
>>> functionality.
>>> You also get versions for free when using gists so that you can look
>>> at the evolution of the code snippet over time.
>> Where-as if you post it with the email directly, you get the
>> advantages of both lifetime and searchability. Searchability is a
>> *HUGE* thing with archives, putting code through links kills that.
> Of course, but what if you wanted to post something like a 200+ line
> sample without breaking indentation and without syntax highlighting?
> Then email breaks down.

A 200+ line is not the norm. In such a case, I don't like seeing
it in codepad anyway. I'd prefer real cpp/hpp files as attachments
or better yet, SVN.


Joel de Guzman
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