The pages and index are currently generated from a plain-text format and
converted using a Perl script into html. I like doing things this way
because I can change layouts and only have to change it in one
I initially had tried to develop this project using mSQL but stopped
that due to limitations in the mSQL engine. But I've given MySQL a
try and I think it should be powerful enough for my needs. The key
advantage of having the MySQL DB against the current text file system
should be having efficient searching be easier. Text files would
require all sorts of intermediate index files for the same efficiency
which I think will be more of a pain.
The rating system is arbitrary, but if you provide a rating, I'd like the
scale to be 0-5 following these guidlines somewhat.
- 0: "This cd blows chunks. It suketh mightily. I would use it
to torture people."
- 1: "This CD is pretty bad. I'd consider using it for
- 2: "This CD has good points and bad points. I wouldn't
consider getting it."
- 3: "Nice CD. Maybe get it if I can find it cheap."
- 4: "This is a very good CD that I'd seriously consider getting."
- 5: "I loved this CD. You will love this CD. Buy buy buy!"