[Ifeffit] Re: ifeffit list index

Bruce Ravel ravel at phys.washington.edu
Wed Jan 28 07:50:32 CST 2004

On Wednesday 28 January 2004 03:35 am, Peter Southon wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 17:02:24 -0600 (CST)
> > From: Matt Newville <newville at cars.uchicago.edu>
> >
> > Could this FAQ sufficiently fill the role you're thinking of?
> Not precisely what I had in mind, its better. Would it be possible to add
> links from the faq to threads in the archived mailing list?
> This way somone (anyone) can add important mailing list discussions to the
> faq without re-typing a whole bunch of stuff.

Every entry in the FAQ server that Matt set up is editable by anyone who looks 
at it.  Thus, links can be added by anyone who so desires.  This is not to 
say that an htdig-style index would not be useful (clearly it would).  But, 
between the software, the documentation, and the web sites, Matt does a lot.  
I think the proper response to Matt's announcement of the world-editable FAQ 
server would have been something more along the lines of: "Excellent!  That 
kicks ass, Matt!  Now everyone can contribute to the challanging yet 
extremely important problem of documenting all this excellent software."


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