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How to help with the Arc runtime project (awwx.posterous.com)
3 points by aw 2456 days ago | 8 comments


1 point by evanrmurphy 2456 days ago | link

Do you want us to send you tests we write?

It'd be nice to centrally aggregate them somewhere, be it on ar, anarki or a forum thread.

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1 point by shader 2456 days ago | link

I'd like it if everything written on the forum was posted in some way to anarki, so that we could track its history and have a central location to go for example code.

One of the advantages of anarki is that everyone has commit access, so you don't need to wait on anyone to give you access or to integrate your code.

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3 points by akkartik 2456 days ago | link

Every few months I think of building a webapp that integrates anarki and arc forum, so commits link to posts referring to them, and vice versa..

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1 point by shader 2456 days ago | link

Interesting idea, though I'm not sure that all commits should generate a post to the forum, and I don't know how you would go about selectively generating them.

How were you thinking that it would work? Maybe you could do it the other direction: you create a specially formatted post, and all of the code in it gets auto-committed to a certain branch on anarki.

I don't know how you would update commits to mention a post created after they were, and linking from a post to a commit is rather trivial already.

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2 points by akkartik 2456 days ago | link

Rather than create forum posts for every single commit, I'd just track the RSS feeds for AF and github.com/nex3/arc, and look for URLs in one that contain URLs in the other.

Now when you go to a commit it might say "referred to at http://arclanguage.org/... "

That's it :) The problem's that it hardly seems worth a new website. Hmm, perhaps I should make it a greasemonkey script running on arclanguage.org that talks to a second server.

It would still be up to committers to describe their change on AF, and to include a link to the commit.

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1 point by akkartik 2452 days ago | link

Independent of the webapp I'd like to suggest the best practice of inserting a permalink to a relevant repo at least once during a thread.

Often when I dive into the AF archives I find people talking about variants of arc semantics that it's a lot of trouble to reconstruct. I'm guilty of this as well with wart and whatnot. At the time the context was clear to the participants, but they've since moved on. We could find the context in some nearby thread, but it's hard to locate nearby threads. The only thing that's easy is clicking parent again and again until we get to the top, then doing a search for a github link or something.

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2 points by rocketnia 2456 days ago | link

I don't know if this really solves anything, but GitHub does have support for commenting on commits. So linking to a new Arc Forum post from an old Anarki commit is already as trivial as linking the other way around. The problem is that nobody's looking there (right?).

How about having every Anarki commit be a forum topic after all, but having those topics be hidden on a separate "commit log" page until someone promotes them?

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2 points by aw 2456 days ago | link

Yes, send me the tests you write.

I'll aggregate them in ar for now, and then eventually we can put them in their own project where they'll be easily accessible to other runtime implementors and to people using them as examples.

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