Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2013-05-02

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07:02 Topic for #rosettacode is now Rosetta Code: Coding in  (∞ - 1) languages ; http://irclog.perlgeek.de/rosettacode/today ; Pop  a tab and stick around! ; Account creation issues? Send an email with  your desired username to bureaucrats@rosettacode.org.
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19:23 t_ .
19:24 mwn3d !
19:24 t_ hey all, is there anyone I can talk to about the API for Rosetta Code?
19:24 mwn3d The mediawiki API?
19:24 t_ yea
19:25 t_ the wiki page there are some perl bindings, but I was wondering where I should be looking for info about it
19:25 mwn3d It shouldn't act any different than the normal mediawiki API
19:26 t_ ah okay, I'll look more into that
19:26 mwn3d There should be good documentation on their site for it
19:26 mwn3d Just be mindful of loading the server too much
19:27 t_ yea I was gonna ask about that lol, how many queries does the API usually handle?
19:27 mwn3d and in case you need to know we're on 1.20.3
19:27 mwn3d Not sure. I don't know how many people use it.
19:27 t_ fair enough
19:28 mwn3d I would ask mikemol about that. I think people usually talk to (or near) him about any regular stuff using the API.
19:29 t_ okay will do, thanks!
19:29 mikemol What's up?
19:30 mikemol Frankly, I have no idea how much traffic comes in through the API.
19:30 t_ how much would be too much lol?
19:30 mikemol If you notice the server slow down, ease off? :D
19:31 t_ that's reasonable
19:31 mikemol Be aware that the CDN we use, Cloudflare, doesn't cache GET queries with ? in them. (When I enable that, I get complaints.)
19:32 mikemol So, unlike the vast majority of hits the site gets, yours will not be cached.
19:32 t_ right makes sense
19:32 * mikemol would like a REST implementation of the MW API, to deal with that kind of thing.
19:32 mikemol I'm not certain, but you may need your user account added to a "Bot" group in order to use the API.
19:33 mikemol You'll know if you get 403 errors you wouldn't otherwise expect.
19:33 t_ okay, so I don't have an account yet, but can I request that from you when I get to that point?
19:33 mikemol If that happens, create an account for your bot, and we can add that account to that group.
19:33 t_ ah awesome
19:33 mikemol Accounts are free and easy.
19:33 t_ yea I just haven't made one yet =]
19:34 mikemol You'll have to create it using MW's normal account creation process. If you're creating an account explicitly for a bot, I highly recommend not using any personal preferred moniker. :)
19:34 t_ okay makes sense, and would I just ask you to add it to a bot group?
19:35 mikemol There's almost a half dozen people in here with the relevant privileges.
19:35 t_ oh sweet
19:35 mikemol But I think more than half of those don't know it. Either they can, or I can.
19:35 t_ right on, thanks!
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