adrianw at snet.net
Thu Jul 6 17:23:50 CEST 2006
Hi, and welcome to the group.
I agree, a Wiki-like environment for programming makes a lot of sense.
You may be interested also in such an environment for
non-programmers. It's described in
and the underlying system is live, online, at the same site.
Cheers, -- Adrian
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At 11:27 AM 7/6/2006 -0300, you wrote:
>Sorry to everyone who saw this already on wikig, I got confused
>between there and here :-)
>let's all introduce ourselves to other members of the wiki-research list.
>My name's phil jones, and I've been a wiki-fanatic for several years.
>My main interest is not wiki as a social tool (although I'm all in
>favour of it as a social tool), but as a development environment.
>I've written one wiki-like personal notebook application. And I'm now
>working on a wiki-like programmers' editor. The idea being that you
>write each class or module on a separate page and then a "make" script
>goes round collating and compiling the source-code. By "wiki-like" I
>mean you get easy creation and cross-linking between pages. Pages may
>hold code or documentation or configuration data. You get easy
>rollback to earlier versions of any page. Eventually you'll get
>full-text search and the ability for various people to work on the
>same collection of pages via http.
>I'm also interested in experiments with developing wiki-markup
>languages into full, little-languages for specific applications. Eg.
>for defining user-interfaces or for code-generation. If SmartAscii
>(wiki-markup) can be more productive for writing HTML, it should also
>be easier and more productive for writing XUL, XUML etc. and simple
>In my wilder fantasies, wiki would replace the GUI as the front-end of
>my operating system. All programs, all system configuration info, all
>documents, would effectively live on pages with concrete page-names.
>Any page could be modified by the user to annotate it, add links to
>documentation pages, or configure the application in a prefered way.
>You could easily make links from one page to another, or one
>application to another, and so wire together your own "dashboard".
>That fantasy isn't something I'm working on (yet). But I am working on
>the editor (in Python) which will be released under the GPL. It's a
>little bit too ugly and unfinished to release to the world, but I'd
>welcome any programmers who like idea, and want to contribute or know
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