Request for comments: port-tags
tobez at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 7 09:23:50 PST 2005
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 08:57:07AM -0800, Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> On Monday 07 November 2005 08:44, Anton Berezin wrote:
> > This is not very difficult to arrange. :-)
> > http://bsd2.be/port-tags/TAGS.bz2
> > Updated with the same frequency as the database itself, that is, for now
> > daily.
> Now that is starting to look handy, from here how hard is:
> Things that use opengll|Things that use java|devel|esdl
> Things that use opengl|Things that use java|devel|mingw-opengl-headers
> Things that use opengl|Things that use java|emulators|linux-pete-mesagpu
> Things that use opengl|Things that use java|emulators|linux-pete-xgl2gpu
> Things that use opengll|Things that don't use java|games|BillardGL
> Things that use opengl|Things don't that use java|games|airrox
> Things that use opengl|Things that don't use java|games|briquolo
Now, it is not particularly difficult to do that, but things WILL
explode in size quite a bit, because, if we just take for example
devel/esdl [where did you get the idea it uses java, anyway? ;-)], we
will quickly come to
- only for positives. Adding negatives here,
we'll have to list every tag which is combined with "devel" and is not
"access" or "library" or "opengl" or "dsl", and say
So even for two levels, what you ask pretty much does not make a lot of
sense, provided I understood your idea (and please explain in to me one
more time if I did not)!
Or to rephrase: I use an SQL database for a reason in the web front-end.
> People would have to agree to a reasonable depth, I assume your program wants
> to subcategorize a few tags anyways so at least three levels of tags? If you
> do this I'll put something rough together that for now just prints a listing,
> later something more useful will come to mind.
> Will you be keeping this database updated on your site for awhile or
> is this just a short term experiment?
The database is going to live there for a while, yes.
An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
-- Robert A. Humphrey
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