Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2013-03-29

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15:36 Gerard_Schildber As of late, I've been noticing that examples of a particular language have been entered, but out of place alphabetically.  I was wondering how many others are out-of-place?  I've corrected about a half-dozen or so, but it's becoming a chore.  Does anyone have a program to help identify the out-of-order names?
15:38 Gerard_Schildber The reason that I notice is that that particular language (entry) has "eaten" the entry that I enterdd (that is, "REXX" became part of that entry, and the "REXX" entry disappeared from the index.
15:40 eMBee so you mean not just the order is wrong but also the entry broke rexx?
15:42 Gerard_Schildber yes, broke it, as it "disappeared".  ... well, kinda.  It was still there, of course, but not really viewable.  It was just a case of a missing   </pre>  --- but the REXX source didn't show up in the display area, but I could EDIT a fix to ... er, fix it.
15:44 Gerard_Schildber So, since then, I been vigilant.  --- In doing my eyeballing, I've noticed that that language is popping up all over the place --- well, ok, ok, ok,  not  ALL  over, but here and there, it seems, just a smattering of entries in the wrong place.   I really don
15:44 Gerard_Schildber t
15:45 eMBee was this just one case or all the ones you found were broken like that?
15:45 Gerard_Schildber ..... I really don't like EDITING the raw shebang to move entries around --- fraught with the possibilities of fingerchecks and other ooop-sies..
15:46 eMBee :-)
15:46 Gerard_Schildber I've only found one badly broken ones, and I only found that 'cause "my" entry was broken... I haven't looked for others.
15:46 eMBee i know what you mean, but i wouldn't worry so much, there is a history and you can always undo after all
15:49 eMBee i think the most likely is that one person here is messing up, did you check who made those broken edits? if it's one person then all you need to do is watch that person and check if any other edits by that person break something
15:53 Gerard_Schildber Yes, just one person, but sometimes the entry is at a different place, and I haven't been taking the time to check if anything is broken if it's not immediately before the "REXX" entry.  I don't have that much time to be the Rosetta Code police and fix up out-of-order stuff.  The bad entry had to be fixed,  --- if it wasn't for the fact that I knew what was what, I wouldn't have tackled that error, as it wasn't THAT ob
15:53 Gerard_Schildber ... but I knew what code was mine, and anything else was his code.
15:54 Gerard_Schildber But, there are several entries out of place, and now, I don't know where they are.... so my original question still is:    does anyone have a program to identify out-of-order entries?
15:57 Gerard_Schildber I just observed two more out-of-order today, but didn't correct the alphabetic order.   I quite worried that if I do change (EDIT) the whole she-bang, someone will be changing a specific entry in the thingy, and one of the updates will be messed up.
15:59 eMBee if it is just one person than the entries that need checking can be found from that persons history
16:00 eMBee teo people can't edit at the same time, that should also apply to people editing sections
16:00 Gerard_Schildber That could mean a lot of work, he's been prolific.
16:00 eMBee so there should be no risk
16:02 Gerard_Schildber Well, it's happened before --- I noticed that someone had updated something.... and the reason I know it was messed up was that random (so it seemed) parts of the REXX code was used (taken?) for input and places willy-nilly.   It was fixed, but the comments for the fix said that it was vandalism, and my fingerprints were at the scene of the crime, and I couldn't prove that I was innocent--- I was home alone, watching T
16:05 Gerard_Schildber How does one find the history (of changes) for another person?
16:06 eMBee i think you find the history of one task, and click on the name of the person
16:08 eMBee no after the name you see (talk|contribs) click on contribs
16:08 Gerard_Schildber naw, that didn't work
16:08 eMBee like this: http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Gerard_Schildberger
16:08 fedaykin "User contributions for Gerard Schildberger - Rosetta Code" http://rldn.net/3Mtj
16:08 Gerard_Schildber well, for me, yes.
16:09 Gerard_Schildber ok, ok, got it.
16:11 Gerard_Schildber Oy!   ... that's a lot of checking for some poor smuck to do...
16:11 Gerard_Schildber schmuck, I think.
16:15 Gerard_Schildber 111 entries.    Yikes.
16:21 eMBee should be shmuck to conform to english pronunciation :-)
16:28 Gerard_Schildber I was hoping one of the "founding fathers" (or some such) could/would write something to "111" --- I certainly don't have the diplomatic skills.   Hells bells, I can
16:28 Gerard_Schildber ... Hells bells, I can't even spell shmuck.
16:31 eMBee well, who is it? if you share the name others can maybe help
16:34 Gerard_Schildber Awww gee.    ....  It's the guy that's been entering (all?) of the Racket language entries.
16:37 Gerard_Schildber Being a schlimazel ain't no fun...   what is needed is a program to help identify those entries.
16:39 Gerard_Schildber shlimazel, I mean.
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16:48 eMBee well, the problem is that different people make different mistakes, there is not one pattern that is able to identify broken entries. it is simply easier to just check up on people who repeatedly make the same mistakes and watch those
16:51 Gerard_Schildber Yes, the broken entry was obvious, but only to me as I was the one who noticed that "my" entry disappeared.    So, now, I just watch for the Rascal language being added, and see if it "eats" a language that I entered.  If he entred it in the wrong place, I don't know if the next language disappeared or not, unless I go back and look.  It's enough work to just check if the REXX entry is still there.
16:57 Gerard_Schildber I wonder if somebody would want to add a Rosetta Code problem (task) of find entries out-of-order?   That would give somebody the right tool for this job.
16:57 Gerard_Schildber .... (task)  to find entries ...
17:05 eMBee well, if you look at the diff of the commit it should be possible to see if it is clean or touches other languages
17:06 eMBee or maybe not if it's the case of a missing </pre>
17:06 eMBee hmm
17:07 eMBee well, for the task, i don't think it is codeable. yes, you can check if tags are properly closed, but that chatches only one possible error
17:28 Gerard_Schildber I was thinking of catching out-of-order entries.   When found, then the following entry can be examined to see it appears in the index.   It's a major start to solving his problem.
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