how can i be certain that a file has copied exactly?
kline at thought.org
Sun Dec 28 03:15:52 UTC 2008
On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 04:06:28AM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 17:49:03 -0800, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > I also have some very simple and efficient string-matching
> > functions [[ for SHORT lines!! ]] and other thing we do very often.
> > It was (is?) throw-away code. Does it made sense to have a place
> > on the web where you can get these kind of canned functions? I
> > have perhaps 20 of these functions named and tagged. This was, I
> > believe, at least one idea behind C++, but at least I have never
> > seen any sites that offer C or C++ functions to do ``X''.
> There have been efforts in the past to do something like this.
> For example, I still remember discovering 'clib' at
> a few years ago.
> It seems a nice idea to build a "personal toolset", but my impression
> is that dumping a bunch of functions on a web page is not enough
> anymore. The world has been `spoiled' by open source projects, so if
> an effort like this expects to be taken seriously from the world, it
> should at least have:
> * A public source repository, with full history, readable from
> everyone and compatible with one of the Open Source SCM tools.
> * At least one mailing list for questions & announcements of new
> * At least one visibly active maintainer, who is willing to fix
> bugs, reply to email questions, and perform other `benevolent
> dictator' tasks.
> * Up to date manpages for all the functions in the collection.
> This sounds like a lot of work, because it *is*. That's the price of
> writing something that others may want to use though. Otherwise
> everyone can use the GNU glib and their system libc.so library :)
Well, I knew if I asked around and the right places, that
eventually i'd get an intelligent answer. When I began
labeling and tagging my few fn's, i realized how much work it
was ... and that is just for us BSD'ers. It wouldn't work on
other systems--at least not the driver side. But that was
never my primary thought. I was thinking more of the
application area; code that you use maybe for a few hours or
days, then pitch. Or maybe tarbar with bzip.
Could this be the next hundred-thousand-dollar idea? [I'd
say $million, but not with the global *D*epression we may be
heading into/toward. Seriously.
I realize that corporation ABC wants to wipe away corporation
XYZ, say, but having this global, completely free/open source
site would help both equally. Seems to me this kind of site
would benefit everybody and harm no one. So the
maintainer/dictator would probably have to be paid. Or else
get a free honey-glazed ham on New Years.
I'll check out glib. Meanwhile there is publib. It has some
pretty useful functions, some of whic h I had to do the hard
way, then found that liw had already done them.
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