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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Friday February 22, 2002
02:01 PM


[ #3047 ]
Dear Log,

One of the most useful HTML-parsing modules is called HTML::TokeParser. Why not HTML::Toke n Parser? Would it have broke the bank to type that 'n'?

Another useful module is HTML::LinkExtor. Why not HTML::LinkExt ract or?

LWP::RobotUA has a method called $robot->no_visits($netloc). And "no" there means "number".

Feel my pain. And do not abbreviate, or you will REALLY feel my pain, in the form of my Icepick of Retribution!

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  • I thought it was an ice ax(e).

    I once knew someone who abbreviated "left" as "lft." (with the period).
  • I propose using HypertextMarkupLanguage::TokenParser and LibraryForTheWorldWideWebUsingPerl::RobotUserAgent instead.

    Where do you stop? (only half facetious)

    Esli epei eto cumprenan, shris soa Sfaha.
    Aettot ibrec epesecoth, spakhea scrifeteis.

  • Oh, how I feel your pain. I go through this all the time with the databases at work, where it seems vowels are the Tools Of Satan.

    Tables with "subscriber" in the name, but "subscr" in various column names. Abbreviations like "wrnty", "overrd", "intrfce" (holy god you're saving TWO DAMN LETTERS), "cntry", and so on. And they're not even consistent, so I have to constantly check why something isn't working!

    And yet they insist on having redundancy in the form of "bin_num", "sic_code", and lookup tables wh