Do you have a pleac-wiki?
Is there some kind of CSV direct update or is it all Email?
There are lots of outstanding developers out there!
Years and years hardly any additions - why?
I have wanted to update some bits for a long time lacked the time and was frustrated by the lack of interface.
You would probably have twice the code base if there was the following:
[pleac-wiki front end that any Muppet can edit like wikipedia] =->
=-> [Prove validity by testing the code] =->
=-> [pleac-cool updated following the approval of tested code]
Also wipe out bad entry on wiki front end like this
[pleac-cool] =-> [Approve the replacement of old or bad section] =-> [pleac-wiki]
At the same time following the old system
Also [pleac-wiki] =-> [pleac_wiki_csv]
and [pleac-cool] =-> [pleac_cool_csv]
Some authors should be allowed to just update their language area - provided they provide tests to support the changes.
Intercession judges can be appointed to decide on controversial code clashes between developers - my code is best no mine is ... BUT in these cases, TEST RESULTS ARE THE NATURAL JUDGE, NOT ANY DEVELOPERS OPINION.
This is not the same as wikipedia because there are 2 sets of wiki web pages [pleac-wiki] and [pleac-cool]
both have CLEAR links between each other.
Many contributors want to go beyond Perl Cookbook (yes I know it's a classic, but it's an old one)
For going beyond PLEAC create a wiki:
"LookyLikeyWiki" or "Look-alike-code" "Code-Looky-Likeys" is an idea
... other suggestions anybody?
To prove my point one C++ developer started updating pleac-c++ then stopped after about 10 entries and
wrote a book called "C++ Cookbook" - the book was poor, its examples were not the best!
A wiki would iron out bad code because authors can replace that code with better code.
There are many many books with code examples in them and the code is published separately online too.
The best example is see http://oreilly.com/store/complete.html which has tons of book source code.
Some of the C++ entries "fail to stand alone" most are missing (very few are desperately wrong).
cposix is a name that makes no sense on the front page of PLEAC web site.
Perhaps it's a section for C Programming?
PLEASE CHANGE "cposix" TO:
"C (C99 standard with POSIX and GNU)"
I also suggest changing C++ on that page to
"C++ (with STL and Boost)"
C and C++ form the basis for the foundation of computing including 99% of Linux,
95% of iPhone OS, 95% Blackberry, 94% of Palm pre, 96% Apple OSX, 92% in most sat'nav, 90% Android Phone,
the engin management system in your car, kids electronic toys.
Even though Perl has shrunk especially compered to Java this web site is worth making into a wiki.
Experience going back to 1983 and working at Bell Labs helps a little.
Please can I supply/correct some of the entries directly.
How do I do it?
Can anybody help me?