|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
A wiki for Perlby mnc (Beadle)
|on Jun 23, 2003 at 20:09 UTC||Need Help??|
All the other languages have a wiki, why don't we?
Someone asked me about setting up a wiki for Perl, to go with Ruby's, Python's , Lua's, and Tcl's. Now, a wiki is just a content store with editable nodes, perhaps some authentication, a couple of abbreviations, and a unique title to node_id map.
It occurred to me that Monks is ... well, just about that.
How about adding a Wiki section to Monks, and declaring success?
More seriously, Monks seems pretty close. Perhaps the main missing idea is node versioning and diffs (perhaps one might do versions as nodes, and wiki pages as "meta" nodes?). The non-wikish "edit only your own stuff" existing social dynamic of Monks might also be problematic. And maintaining WikiWord/title uniqueness. (I noticed Search-ing for "wiki" only found... someone whose user name is "wiki". Searching for "wikis" did better. Here comes user "perl"...) And the assorted little features which make wiki life easy (automatic reverse links, administrative tools like "rollback the loser's graffiti", perhaps one or two others). And I don't know what the Monks code base is like, or what hacking resources are around. And a dedicated wiki solution has some advantages.
But the Monks/wiki similarity seemed striking, so I thought I'd nudge.