Certainly Not Mainstream
I like reading source code but it’s hard to find suggestions for programs that make a good read. There are some lists floating around the web, but it’s always the same four or five projects - sqlite, xmonad, and so on. And it seemed to me that most people blurting out “sqlite” didn’t really read it.
Well, I thought, one way to get informed suggestions for programs to read would be to create a community of people who read programs.
So I created /r/listing, and announced it on /r/programming, and…
…it bombed. Completely. 5 upvotes, 5 downvotes. I knew that it wouldn’t exactly attract millions of people, but I also didn’t expect it to do that bad.
But it’s not the end of the world. We do have 6 subscribers, mind you. It will be a slower growth than I anticipated but maybe that’s actually a good thing.
The current suggestions for programs to read are:
- st - a simple X11 terminal emulator (I posted that)
- lua - the programming language interpreter (I posted that one, too)
aaaaaand - *drum roll*
Well, what can I say - it’s a start.
Next up: Ludum Dare 26 - Timelapse
The machine thinks that the Web-Log entries Purely Functional Games, Test Driven Development, and Certainly Not Mainstream might be related to the topic so eloquently discussed above. The machine is sometimes right.