[SciPy-User] Central File Exchange for SciPy

william ratcliff william.ratcliff@gmail....
Sun Oct 31 02:13:50 CDT 2010


Would a first version without the gist feature be useful?  We could try to
add it in later once we see if the service is actually being used.   One
question about gist though---what is the overall benefit?  If the original
poster can edit the code is that sufficient?

Also, how does the use of gist effect comments?  For example, suppose
someone posts some code and people make comments about the original code and
those are incorporated--aren't the comments then out of sync with the code?
  Are the comments then synced with a given revision of the code?

Is the fork option useful for our context, or is a simple option to download
the current instance of the code sufficient?

William

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 2:24 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 11:13 PM, David Warde-Farley
> <wardefar@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> > I read this and had a slightly different idea: a mechanism for collecting
> gists and code snippets from sites like github. Basically a gist-indexing
> service. You submit a link to your gist, maybe some tags, and we fetch data
> about it, maybe have a fairly rapid moderation queue to make sure people
> aren't submitting spam.
>
> That sounds quite doable and a nice balance of features and
> implementation effort.  People could still just paste in their code,
> as we want to make it easy for anyone who doesn't use
> github/bitbucket/etc to still be able to contribute with nothing more
> than a copy/paste.  But if they do have already an account with such a
> service, that would be the preferred mode of operation.
>
> Cheers,
>
> f
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