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The main page

I'm thinking it might be time to voodoo the Main Page to have a TOC and get a lot of subsections moved down a level... I have NO idea how you'd do this, twkm.. --PoppaVic 19:58, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)

use __FORCETOC__ to force a table of contents, or rearrange so that a toc happens automatically. perhaps shrink the main page in favor of other pages -- but be careful not to have too little on a page. --twkm 04:04, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Someone should add instructions and explanations about testcases. People should probably know about the practice before even referring to the example codes.

rtfm/man page link

I'd prefer linking to FreeBSD or NetBSD ( manpages, the quality is usually much higher than the linux manpages... But that's just my opinion :) --noselasd 01:02, 7 Jan 2005 (PST)

i think [[User::PoppaVic|PoppaVic]] was feeling annoyed at the lack of man page reading one day. --twkm 02:04, 7 Jan 2005 (PST)

Yeah, it was a scream at the world. Although, those linux pages are also useful. Please feel free to adjust the entry to mention [linux] [bsd] [freebsd] [netbsd] [openbsd] [solaris] - all of 'em if you like.. Just so the clowns start reading the danged things and stop whining.
--PoppaVic 18:04, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

One problem with just using FreeBSD is shown most obviously in the printf man page, where in Linux all the different features are labeled with which standard they conform to (and it include the GNU 'I' flag). strftime also isn't as nice. I presume we can't just tweak those two pages?
--James 19:51, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

it's easy enough to tweak -- it's just a php script -- but then the results would not apply to some other group. i selected freebsd only because it was convenient. i have considered and coded for other possibilities, but none of them can magically know the right environment, so there will always be someone disenfranchised. i could make an intermediate page that provides a number of links, one for each environment known, but that seems quite a lot of effort and the additional link will likely annoy as many as it helps. summary: i'm willing to change the handling, i just don't know what else might be 'right' or 'better'. --twkm 20:17, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

channel stats

these things are so silly, e.g., the wording and kinds of things analyzed show something only a 12 year old might care about. note that i am not asserting that they shouldn't be done. --twkm 22:03, 8 Jan 2005 (PST)

Admittedly, the quotes are pretty lame... I do sort of like to see when one might to contact some of us with any chance of success. Maybe if the quotes were somehow selected by C funcs, struct, union, typedef, or topic keys like xml or sockets, gui, etc? --PoppaVic 18:09, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)


sheesh, from no bots to four. are we insane!? --twkm 08:15, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)

cinfo renamed to Cwiki. --twkm 09:21, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Where's the google bot! --ppl

i'm tired of bots, so cpp and Cwiki are dead (at least from my host), and i'm ignoring candide and ort. --twkm 11:44, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

image contest

okay, let's see some things, and some feedback about those things, yeah!
--twkm 00:32, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

The gallery of uploaded images.

For reference purposes the Original MediaWiki image Wiki_bak.png.

Some links that may provoke a few ideas . . .


no discussion, a few font links, no other images uploaded? oh well, the contest was a flop.
--twkm 06:04, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)


if only the quotes were relevant to programming in c, instead of the usual insipid nonsense for which is most famous.

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