[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Tue Oct 4 00:44:07 PDT 2005

Just so this doesn't get lost in history, I wrote and released a 
Greasemonkey hcard/hcalendar/xfolk parser two months ago.

I won't claim it's the most beautiful piece of code ever written -- it's 
my first GM script -- but it was done.


Regards, etc...

Mark Pilgrim wrote:
> I would like to chime in here as the author of the second major hCard
> implementation to say that I wrote the parser, the test cases, the
> testing harness, and updated the documentation on the wiki in my spare
> time over the course of a week.  I have a pregnant wife, a toddler
> son, a book deal, and a full-time job, so my spare time is pretty
> thin.
> If I'd known that we were going to be playing "I can code faster than
> anyone who can code better, and better than anyone who can code
> faster," I would have kept better track of my time.  As it stands, we
> have two independent interoperable implementations, a comprehensive
> test suite, a reasonable draft of a spec-ish looking thing, and an
> implementor's guide... in the course of a couple of weeks.  Pretty
> soon, the amount of time spent bemoaning how difficult it is to
> implement will exceed the actual time spent implementing it.
> --
> Cheers,
> -Mark
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