Rosetta Code/List authors of task descriptions
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Rosetta Code/List authors of task descriptions is a draft programming task. It is not yet considered ready to be promoted as a complete task, for reasons that should be found in its talk page.In this task, the goal is to compile an authorship list for task descriptions. A pseudocode example (in imperative style) that should accomplish this is as follows:
for each task page
grab page source, discard everything after the first ==section==.
Cache as $previous. Note $author.
for each revision
grab page source, discard everything after first ==section==.
Cache as $previous2. Note $author2
compare $previous2 to $previous. If different, record $author to $list.
replace $previous with $previous2
replace $author with $author2
The following resources for HTTP interface information for MediaWiki may prove to be useful:
Conversely, some languages have libraries which abstract these interfaces into language-native idioms. Use of these abstractions is perfectly fine.