Wednesday, December 10, 2014

listusers / squiggle.city repo

There’s now a squigglecity organization on GitHub. What little is there is a classic duct-tape mess complete with a bunch of commits made as root, but may contain a few useful bits.

I’m planning to clean up this version of listusers.pl into a more generic listusers utility that just outputs TSV and pipe to csvkit / jq for HTML & JSON.

Oh, right — about the JSON. ~ford proposed a standard tilde.json kind of like this, which I think is not a terrible idea at all though that one’s a bit rough and the format could still use a little tweaking as of this writing.

This is the kind of thing it’s unbelievably easy to overthink. I’m hoping we’ll give it enough thought to do a few smart things but not so much thought that no one actually uses it.