[ITP] wtf

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Aug 4 12:57:00 GMT 2003

Great, that makes 3 votes.  Now all I have to do is get someone to review
the packaging (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

I don't see a particular value in weeding out duplicates, as all variants
will be displayed, so no information is lost.  However, I'll see if I
could "hide" the original acronyms...

Anyway, I'll work on the perl script and on getting the acronym list up to
date (there have been some changes in the OLOCA) in the next few days, and
will release a new iteration of the package then.  The packaging won't
change, so the current one can be reviewed, but please don't upload it
until I post the new one (I'll notify the list, obviously).  Thanks,

On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:

> Has my vote,
> Just a small note, though: most of the OLOCA acronyms are a lot more verbose
> than their wtf counterparts, and some of them are duplicates. would it be
> possible to adapt your Perl script to weed out the (exact) duplicates?
> JAT (*)
> rlc
> (*) JAT: Just A Thought - neither in wtf nor the OLOCA I'm afraid..
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 08:17:11PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > As per John Morrison's suggestion, I would like to contribute and maintain
> > wtf (http://cronus.comp.utas.edu.au/~thsutton/computing/wtf.html).
> >
> > wtf(6) is a utility provided by some UNIX and UNIX-like systems including
> > Slackware Linux and NetBSD.  It translates acronyms and filename suffixes
> > by looking up the definition of a term in various databases.
> >
> > I've added the OLOCA to the database directory (named %OLOCA to place it
> > first in search order).  There's also a perl script that can update that
> > file from the web version of the OLOCA (also requires wget), but since
> > this rule is totally optional (and won't be invoked in the default build),
> > I didn't put perl and wget as prerequisites for building wtf.  This is
> > mentioned in wtf.README as well.
> >
> > http://cs.nyu.edu/~pechtcha/cygwin/wtf/wtf-0.0.3-1.tar.bz2
> > http://cs.nyu.edu/~pechtcha/cygwin/wtf/wtf-0.0.3-1-src.tar.bz2
> > http://cs.nyu.edu/~pechtcha/cygwin/wtf/setup.hint (also inline below)
> >
> > sdesc: "translates acronyms and filename suffixes for you"
> > ldesc: "wtf translates acronyms and filename suffixes for you.
> >
> > The wtf program looks-up the definition of a term. It supports a
> > number of definition sources. In this version they are an acronyms
> > database and qa filename suffixes database."
> > requires: cygwin
> > category: Text Doc
> >
> >         Igor

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