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Is there any reason you're intending to write this all from scratch? As you say, it's similar to what's here.. so why not use or adopt code from something that already exists?

This has the advantage that the code has been bashed upon repeatedly and the bits that were liable to fall off have fallen off and been replaced by more resilient bits. Security holes have been patched, lock-ups removed, code made more friendly and customisable.

If you want to really hit the O'Reilly then I'd recommend you have a look at 'Running Weblogs With Slash'. Slashcode may not be the friendliest thing to set up, but compared to coding your own replacement from scratch it's a walk in the proverbial park.

Or, if you're after something more akin to the Perlmonks site, why not have a look at the code it's run on?

Both of these are nice and free. Enjoy.

Don't reinvent, spend your time doing things more productive.


In reply to Re: Writing a web message board from scratch by Molt
in thread Writing a web message board from scratch by tomazos

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