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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I liked to get my P5P summaries by email. :-)
    (Using the same mailing list would also get you a lot of readers for free!)

    I general, I prefer stuff being pushed to me, rather than having to remember every week/month/day to fetch whatever I'm interested in. With email, mutt tells me there's something left unread in this and that folder which I can then read when I have time.
    • I prefer stuff being pushed to me

      There’s this newfangled thing, have you heard of it? They call it RSS… :-)

      • Yeah, I tried it once, but it sucks cos I have to go to a web site to read it. All of the websites and all of the desktop tools suck in different ways.

        Then I found rss2email, which looks at all the bloody things and emails them to me. Email is the way of the future.

        • Yeah, I tried it once, but it sucks cos I have to go to a web site to read it. All of the websites and all of the desktop tools suck in different ways.


          And this is different from email how? Oh, you're used to the way they it sucks.

          "All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less." -- Jeremy Blosser about mutt

          At least there's no RSS spam... yet.
          • Nor will there ever be – not the way email spam works. For the user, RSS works like a push medium, just like email, but technically, it’s a pull medium (as is the web in general), unlike SMTP. Short of hacking a weblog you’re subscribed to, there is no way for a spammer to send you spam if you don’t knowingly subscribe to his feed. Feed polling, unlike email receipt, has a built-in notion of trust (by way of "I trust this URI to give me wanted things and not unwanted things enough to subscribe it").

            (However, there is comment spam. Again, a push medium without a notion of trust: there’s a weblog engine sitting around and waiting for various and sundry anonymously sent messages to be submitted to it.)