ok, let me see if the ML helps...
what shall we do with computer code?
There is still a deletion request on ws.org,
it has been there for a long time, and I am not
sure what to do...
As a programmer, my opinion is that source code on
wikisource is useless. Wikisourceis not a repository
for source code, despite its confusing name.
I therefore support deletion.
the only exception would for programs whose interest
goes beyond programming (eg quines, or pieces of
code that have a historical value)
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I'm considering the creation of a public <format>-to-wikimarkup
conversion script hosted on my server. This script would accept input
from a user in various formats and output perfectly formatted wiki
markup. The specific conversions to wikimarkup I've thought of, in the
general order they'd be developed, are HTML, badly formatted wiki
markup, Microsoft Word, and plaintext. The input form would probably
be similar to that of <http://pathos.ca/listips> (another tool),
albeit better documented and with more options.
The script is intended to surpass other similar tools available in terms of:
* user-friendliness and simplicity of use;
* conformance to Wikisource conventions;
* extended options for experienced users;
* Much greater variety of accepted format on a single page;
* open source code with full documentation;
* open development (suggestions, examples, and code from editors all welcome).
Everyone is welcome to help find badly-formatted texts on Wikisource
and text from various other sources and formats. Users knowledgeable
in regex and/or PHP are welcome to help with the coding. The
documentation and discussion would probably be located at
[[Wikisource:Tools and scripts/WikiMLConvert]].
Any comments or discussion are welcome.
In case anyone wonders, "WikiMLConvert" is short for "Wiki Markup
Language Conversion script".