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  • As I see, MarkovBlogger reads its own entries. Bug or feature ?
    • It should not be reading its own entries. I do filter MB entries. However, if other blogs quote MB, there's little I can do about that. It is very, very difficult to debug a particular entry to see what when wrong. I will have a look.

      • I think this snake is indeed eating its own tail.

        To debug this, I first grepped through all of the source material, which is organized into a subdirectories and files.

        A typical source file looks like this:

        «subject: OSCON - /$3(.*)$/

        I write this on Saturday. My last entry was Wednesday. Thursday is a happy blur now. I know I went to some good talks, but I can't remember them now, even on pain of death. What I do have a clear recollection of is going to the Mummy Cafe with Quinn, Danny [], David

        • FILE:
          for my $file (@ARGV) {

            if (open my $in, $file) {
              while (<$in>) {
                if (/^subject:/) {

                  if (/^\s*\[MarkovBlogger\]/) {
                    close $in;
                    next FILE;

                  fill_table(table   => $subject,