Weblog entry #240 for Steve
The code behind this site is badly in need of another overhaul.
At the moment it runs on a set of ropy CGI scripts that are neither efficient nor pleasant.
My current plan is to record the basics from scratch, then port over functionality as time goes on. As part of that I think I'll be coming up with some toy-servers:
- A HTTP interface that just gets/updates/adds articles.
- A HTTP server that is solely responsible for get/set comments.
With that structure in mind the core of the site can just mediate between requests and the actual backend - without worrying about actual implementation-details.
In terms of features the only thing I think I'm going to remove is the comment-feed RSSs.
There is a feed for the comments on every article - and that feed gets spidered like mad, for articles that are many years old.
I'm open to the idea of collaboration if there are users who wish to help - and the code will be on github in due course.
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