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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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    • Yeah, that is a problem. Maybe they can be mined.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • pudge, if you're reading this, some guidance as to acceptable use would be appreciated. If I grab somebody's most recent 24 comments once an hour with a program, that wouldn't negatively impact anything, would it?

        Hmm, maybe pipes can be used to take the basic comment search feed and then fetch the content of the comments....

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • If I grab somebody’s most recent 24 comments once an hour with a program, that wouldn’t negatively impact anything, would it?

          Why do you want to poll every hour? Do you need to see them that quickly? Do they write more close to 24 comments in an hour?

          • Suppose I'm pulling on Slashdot, not use Perl....

            It's a situation where a person might not write more than 24 comments per day on average, but might have a short burst where they write much more rapidly and comments might be missed.

            And there's really nothing magic about the one hour interval; that was just what I suggested in trying to gauge how often polling might be appropriate.

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers