Subject: Re: [boost] codepad code longevity ?
From: OvermindDL1 (overminddl1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-30 20:05:54
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 5:56 PM, <arvid_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Quoting Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]>:
>> We see more and more people post code using Codepad. Is that good?
>> In the Spirit list, we've had this discussion about longevity of
>> code posted to Codepad:
>> Â Â Â http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.parsers.spirit.general/18220
>> I can't see any information regarding policy on how code is retained.
>> Is there? I've heard they say the post is valid for 24 hours. If that's
>> the case, then we should ban the use of codepad. People here, myself
>> included, need pasted code to be permanent for future reference.
> I talked to the guy building codepad, this is what he said:
> "That "24 hours" policy was a cop out, in
> case storing pastes for longer turned out to be poblematic. Â It isn't,
> and I've never deleted old pastes. Â I'll remove that warning.
> I've also been happy to see the boost folks using codepad, and plan to
> do some upgrades for their benefit as soon as I can find time. Â I'd
> love to hear what they need codepad to do."
> If anybody has ideas for improving it, you can reach him at sah_at_[hidden]
The main issue is that the code is not included with the email in the
first place, hence they are not indexed together by Google and others
with their mailing list post. I do not see how he can 'fix' that...