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From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Searchable comp.lang.ada archive dating back to 1982
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 01:34:50 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <[email protected]> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>

On Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:15:01 AM UTC-7, Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
> On 6/17/2020 9:39 PM, Jeremy Grosser wrote:
> > I'm not fond of Google Groups, so I built my own archive.
> > 
> > https://archive.legitdata.co/comp.lang.ada/
> > 
> > Sources:
> > 
> >    UTZOO tapes
> >    1982 - 1991
> >    https://archive.org/details/utzoo-wiseman-usenet-archive
> > 
> >    Usenet Historical Collection
> >    1993 - 2013
> >    https://archive.org/details/usenethistorical
> > 
> >    Eternal September NNTP
> >    2012 - Current
> >    http://www.eternal-september.org/
> > 
> > The earliest messages here were copied from the net.lang.ada group, which was renamed to comp.lang.ada in 1986. If you have messages from either of these groups that aren't in the archive, I'd love to include them.
> > 
> > Where practical, an additional Date header has been added to each message in ISO 8601 format to aid in chronological sorting. Where no timezone was given, UTC is assumed. Early messages routed via UUCP were often delayed by days as indicated by the difference between the Posted and Date-Received timestamps. In most cases, I use the value from the Posted timestamp.
> > 
> > A spam filter has been applied to the archive. Many thousands of advertisements for prescription drugs, sex acts, spiritual salvation, and prejudice have been removed. I do not wish to host this type of content and are actively working to train better filters and remove spam that slipped through.
> > 
> > This archive is updated hourly via NNTP.
> > 
> > --
> > Jeremy Grosser
> > 
> 
> 
> Very nice and good job. Thanks for doing this.
> 
> Did you use Ada to do the above? Or just pure javascript or
> other software?
> 
> --Nasser

At the moment, I'm using public-inbox [1], which is a horrifying mess of Perl scripts. Now that I've got all of the archives in a reasonably consistent format, I do plan to rewrite it in Ada.

The only JavaScript involved at the moment is for obfuscating email addresses from naive crawlers, which the public-inbox maintainers felt was necessary.

[1] https://public-inbox.org/README.html

      reply	other threads:[~2020-06-18  8:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-18  2:39 Jeremy Grosser
2020-06-18  6:41 ` briot.emmanuel
2020-06-18  7:48   ` jgrosser
2020-06-18  8:14 ` Nasser M. Abbasi
2020-06-18  8:34   ` jgrosser [this message]
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