Rosetta Code:TODO

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Here's a list of "Someone needs to..." items. If you're looking for something to do, you can always do something on this list.

TODO[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Automation Candidates[edit]

Any process with a straightforward procedure likely has a programmatic solution, or at least a means to be accelerated programmatically, either via clever usages of templates, page transclusion, a MediaWiki extension, JavaScript, or a bot.

  • Anything in the language comparison table should be reflected in the relevant language page. Additionally, everything in Category:Programming_Languages should be reflected in the LCT. This includes:
  • Rather than having pages such as Perl redirect to Category:Perl, it might be worthwhile to have Perl (or any other language) as its own page with highlights, and a link to Category:Perl for a list of all of the examples in that language. Updated daily. Highlights might include the ten pages in Category:Perl with the most views, the ten pages in the language's category with most languages, and listings of the category's subcategories. (Currently including users, implementations and libraries of the language, but may expand in the future.) Might also include a listing of languages related by some characteristic of the LCT, etc. (It might be amusing to try to rank a language's similarity with other languages by how many common characteristics it has in the LCT. This has the double benefit of allowing us to gauge the effectiveness of the LCT for comparison purposes.)
    • This breaks down into several components (Each of these might be part of, say Category:Common Language Highlights, and could be included based on presence in that category):
      • Daily updates of a template for each member of Category:Programming Languages for each of the following characteristics
        • Task pages in the language's category with the top ten most views ("Most popular tasks")
        • Task pages in the language's category with the top ten number of languages which implemented them.
        • Libraries
        • Users
        • Implementations
        • Top ten similar languages (and their similarity rank
      • Weekly update of a page for each member of Category:Programming Languages for each of the above.
    • Daily updates should be staggered throughout the day; The list of languages to process for should be retrieved daily, and the next day's work scheduled and divided evenly over the day to avoid spiking server usage. (With 142 languages, this works out to one language every ten minutes.)

Tasks Awaiting Discussion[edit]

These tasks have been disputed or change to them has been discussed in some way, but nothing (or not much) has been done about it. They need to be discussed and/or action needs to be taken accordingly.

Ideal Minimum Penetration[edit]

Tasks[edit]

Tasks should have a minimum language penetration of 25% of the languages on Rosetta Code. That is to say, if there are 100 languages on Rosetta Code, a task should have examples in at least 25 languages. An exception to this would be if there are fewer than 25 languages capable of implementing the task.

Languages[edit]

Languages should have a minimum penetration of 25% of the tasks on Rosetta Code. That is to say, if there are 100 tasks on Rosetta Code, a language should have examples written for at least 25 tasks. An exception to this would be if there aren't enough tasks in the language's domain for this to be possible. (Though if this is the case, there should be discussion aimed toward introducing tasks that fall in a given language's domain.)