Older blog entries for nickm (starting at number 0)

Hacked up a 3-hour patch to make Python error messages more readable for newbies that haven't grasped case-sensitivity; posted it to comp.lang.python. I doubt it'll go through in its current form, but maybe it'll help the current flamewa^Wdiscussion about case-sensitivity get a little more constructive. I think it's a tribute to Python's simplicity that it's learnable even with error messages like "NameError: Foo". We can do better.

Oh, yeah- I cleaned my apartment too. My chinchillas are frolicing across their newly clean floor.

Next step: a real release and a better webpage for parsely.

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!