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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Would chromatic and/or Mr. Turner care to comment about that?

    On a random website I just happened to read during non-work hours, on behalf of someone who apparently hasn't read Perl.com today? No, thank you.

    • Hi! Thanks for your reply.

      Hmmm.... interesting: It seems that this Perl.com feed, which I was using to keep track of what's new in Perl.com [oreillynet.com] hasn't been updated in a while, despite several new additions to the site. Please fix it (I'll also email the webmaster.)

      As for reading Perl.com - I expect such sites as Perl.com to announce their new features in their web feeds, and have no time or patience to visit half-a-gazillion sites everday to see what's new. That's what RSS/Atom are for. Obviously, the Perl

      • The feed is fine. The extra items that show up on the front page of Perl.com are weblog entries that are merely syndicated on Perl.com. They are not Perl.com articles – the last of those was, in fact, in May.

        (FWIW, I think this is perfectly fine. Those weblogs get syndicated to a lot of O’Reilly Net sites, most of which I have subscribed; I wouldn’t want lots of posts to show up in four or five different feeds.)

        • The feed is fine.

          We're in the process of revising our feeds, and at some point in the near future, the Perl feed will include everything tagged as "perl". That requires some infrastructure changes, which won't happen overnight, which is why they haven't happened overnight.

          • Ack! I hope there’ll also be “just the articles, m’am” feeds for all the sites?

            I really like the current setup, which has per-site feeds for articles and one feed for each and every weblog entry posted anywhere on them. Or at least that’s how it was until O’Reilly News showed up, which has its own separate feed that I didn’t notice forever. I also dislike FeedBurner, but that’s my own bias.

            (Maybe there should be a “stuff we’re doing on O’Reil

            • It's unlikely we'll keep a distinction between articles and weblogs; our syndication feeds will reflect that. One big problem with the previous system was the static, editor-created list of topics -- it wasn't easy to publish new topics.

              I like the idea of a "What's happening" type of feed, but it'll be a low priority until we can complete the migration to the new system.