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Re: The `on_disk' and `in_repos' templates.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-09 07:22:39 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> That is just side-stepping the issue. Josef's point is that we have not
> provided any useful feedback about his script. And that its existence is
> very much tied to whether the APIs should remain or not. That is: if you
> decide to lose the functionality, then the importance of his CGI is
> increased. And the contrary, of course.

Sorry, that's certainly a point.

Josef, in case this is useful data for you: I actually had an entire
paragraph that was basically the same as what Greg wrote (about how a
CGI script is not the same as a command-line script). I deleted that
paragraph before I sent my mail, because I knew it had been said
before in earlier threads, and I didn't want to repeat points you'd
already heard. Perhaps I should have kept it -- it might have made my
reaction more easily comprehensible.

The CGI script is very useful, of course. But there's a certain
overhead to just running the Web server and setting up the script, and
even then it's not command-line batchable in the same way. That's why
I don't class it as a general purpose solution, but instead as a good
solution for a certain subset of users.


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