Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Today's links

Many thanks to Erik, whose linkblog is such a great source of reading material that it's about to become my browser startup page:

* Mitch Kapor quits Groove board

* Apocalypse 6 is out (here it is - In fact, the basic problem with Perl 5's subroutines is that they're not crufty enough, so the cruft leaks out into user-defined code instead, by the Conservation of Cruft Principle.)

This is an interesting read. Long, though. And Perl isn't getting any simpler. It looks like a lot of the language changes are to help out the compiler, and make it possible for it to optimize the hell out of your code, which is always a good thing, though :)

But then, if Dan wants to win his bet with Guido, he's going to have to get it to do the same thing to Python code, without the code hints. I wonder ...

* ArrayList vs Vector (I was told awhile back Vector sucked and was only still in there for backwards compatablity.)

And from the same page:

* PHP 4.3.0 released (The Apache 2 moduel is still experiemental though.)

I was pleased to find out a while back that mod_python works just fine with Apache 2. Thus, my current favourite way to develop web apps on Windows without sacrificing cross-platform compatibility is with Apache, Python and Interbase, with mod_python and kinterbasdb gluing everything together.

We're getting somewhere ...

make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/phil/htdig/cvs/htdig'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/phil/htdig/cvs/htdig'
cp htsearch/.libs/ htsearch/
cp `find . |grep "\-.*\.so"` htsearch/
env LD_LIBRARY_PATH=htsearch python2.2 htsearch/
using config file htdig-pycs.conf (python)
Content-type: text/html

<html><head><title>htsearch error</title></head>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<h1>ht://Dig error</h1>
<p>htsearch detected an error.  Please report this to the
webmaster of this site by sending an e-mail to:
<a href="mailto:bogus@unconfigured.htdig.user">bogus@unconfigured.htdig.user</a>
The error message is:</p>
Unable to read configuration file 'htdig-pycs.conf'
make: *** [buildtest] Error 1