Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2012-06-07

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00:39 kpreid ClaytonB[RCo]_: technical limitation — those pages are MediaWiki categories, which don't include a notion of putting sections into categories
00:40 kpreid ClaytonB[RCo]_: interested in writing something to autogenerate a page of such links?
01:10 ClaytonB[RCo]_ @kpreid: Hm, I don't think I have the skills for that
01:10 lambdabot Unknown command, try @list
01:11 ClaytonB[RCo]_ I would think the page-generator could just string concatenate '#Babel' for example, onto each of those auto-generated links in the Babel category page
01:12 mwn3d_phone ClaytonB[RCo]_: that idea has been brought up soooo many times
01:13 mwn3d_phone We're just waiting for someone with the knowledge and ambition to write something for us
01:14 ClaytonB[RCo]_ mwn3d - hmm, but someone wrote whatever creates the existing links
01:14 mwn3d_phone That was the mediawiki foundation
01:14 ClaytonB[RCo]_ it seems like all the knowledge that is required is how to do a string-concatenate in whatever language the current system is written in
01:14 ClaytonB[RCo]_ PHP?
01:14 mwn3d_phone They have a few more resources than we do
01:14 ClaytonB[RCo]_ I thought mediawiki is just generic wiki template
01:15 mwn3d_phone Part of it is categories. That's not unique to us.
01:15 ClaytonB[RCo]_ ah
01:15 ClaytonB[RCo]_ Well, wikipedia.org has it so I can't imagine why it can't be done with this system
01:15 fedaykin "Wikipedia"
01:15 ClaytonB[RCo]_ *just speculating*
01:16 mwn3d_phone They put anchored links on their category pages?
01:17 ClaytonB[RCo]_ Um, not sure - I just know you can edit it directly into the specific topic pages
01:18 mwn3d_phone What do you mean "specific topic pages"?
01:18 ClaytonB[RCo]_ I'm web-programming illiterate...
01:18 ClaytonB[RCo]_ I mean like wiki.org/whatever
01:18 fedaykin "404 Not Found"
01:18 mwn3d_phone I'm still not sure what you're getting at. Do you mean adding links on the page like "[[page#section]]"?
01:19 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/page#section (Doesn't exist.)
01:19 ClaytonB[RCo]_ yes
01:19 mwn3d_phone We can do that
01:19 ClaytonB[RCo]_ OK
01:19 mwn3d_phone But the category listings (the task lists on the language pages) aren't user content
01:19 mwn3d_phone The lists are automatically generated by mediawiki
01:20 ClaytonB[RCo]_ right, the system generates that
01:20 mwn3d_phone The system that we didn't write...writes the lists
01:20 ClaytonB[RCo]_ oh ok, I thought there was some server-side code that RC had written to do that
01:20 mwn3d_phone No. That's native to mediawiki and we haven't changed it.
01:22 mwn3d_phone We put "[[Category:language]]" in the user generated code on a page (like a task page) and mediawiki picks that up and puts that page (the task page) in the language category
01:22 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:language (Doesn't exist.)
01:22 mwn3d_phone The "[[Category:language]]" is part of the header template that's at the beginning of each example
01:22 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:language (Doesn't exist.)
01:22 mwn3d_phone If you look at the source of [[Template:Header]] you'll see it
01:22 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Template:Header
01:23 mwn3d_phone It'll say "[[Category:{{{1}}}]]" which me
01:23 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:{{{1}}}
01:23 mwn3d_phone ...
01:23 mwn3d_phone Which means "put this page in the category with the same name as the first argument to this template"
01:25 mwn3d_phone That same sort of template code can be found in places on wikipedia too
01:26 mwn3d_phone And mediawiki.org has TONS of help pages on this stuff
01:26 fedaykin "MediaWiki"
01:27 mwn3d_phone Pretty much every time I make a change to a template I have a mediawiki help page open on another tab
01:28 * mwn3d_phone hopes he didn't scare ClaytonB[RCo]_ away with too much information
01:42 mwn3d_phone Heh..uh oh
01:55 eMBee lol
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