[WF-Infra] worldforge.org

Bryce Harrington bryce at neptune.net
Mon Jul 2 01:32:19 PDT 2001

On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, Dan Tomalesky wrote:
> Well, I've spent some time today fixing shit on the site.  I've hopefully removed every instance of worldforge.net whereever its actually a problem and rewritten parts that use services that used to be on .net (irclogs and mail archives)
> Also, for some reason news stopped working, so I messed around with that and found that the getURL script stopped working.  I rewrote it to work like the getnews.pl script and use perl's get() instead of wget system call.
> Is there any reason not to use get()?  I didn't understand why use wget with all these commandline options when you can just use get().

Thanks, this is a much needed fix.  

Every system we've ported the website to has needed a different
mechanism for getting the news page, and so the interface script has had
to be rewritten about four times.  ;-)  Glad to hear we've got it using
a core perl function now.


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