[SciPy-User] Central File Exchange for SciPy

Joshua Holbrook josh.holbrook@gmail....
Sat Oct 30 20:04:05 CDT 2010


Can you use gists directly? Just a thought.

--Josh

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
>> gist.github.com is *really* slick, but... I'm guessing it wouldn't be
>> so easy to reimplement for someone who hasn't just implemented github?
>> And it seems to me that the sort of people who use git (i.e., people
>> with a substantial investment of time and mental energy in "real
>> programming") are already pretty well supported by existing
>> infrastructure.
>
> Well, part of the beauty of gist is that you don't have to set up
> *any* version control client-side if you don't want to.  gist is
> literally copy/paste, finished.  They do the VC for you, and you can
> later use it if you want to, and people can fork it if they want to,
> but you don't have to.
>
> The reason I'd like that is that it would increase the likelihood that
> small snippets would actually get improved over time in a reusable
> way, rather than in people's personal collections.
>
> But you're absolutely right in that it's probably a lot of work unless
> you've already created something like github, and most certainly not
> the first priority at all.  Just a wish :)
>
> Cheers,
>
> f
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