Where to post code relevant to a newsgroup question

Hi,

Nobody likes to see a post with a bunch of embedded source code. It’s
preferable to post the code somewhere and merely include a link to the
code in the post.

I used to have a personal web pages for that purpose when Adelphia was
my ISP. When Comcast bought them, that functionality broke and I’ve
had my ups-and-downs with it since. Is there a convenient website
available for short-term posting of code fragments?

Thanks in Advance,
Richard

RichardOnRails wrote:

Is there a convenient website
available for short-term posting of code fragments?

www.pastie.org

HTH,
Sebastian

On Jun 28, 9:48 am, Sebastian H. [email protected]
wrote:

ICQ: 205544826
Hi Sebastian,

www.pastie.org

Perfect answer! But I don’t know anything about Public Key
Cryptography beyond the basic idea. Does the ICQ line in your
signature specify your public key?

If so, do you have it registered with some public authority?

At first glance, I didn’t find Pastie’s Help so helpful. I’m a
retired software developer. Besides knowing a lot about some things,
I know virtually nothing about most things, ICQ in particular.

Best wishes,
Richard

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 4:39 PM, RichardOnRails
[email protected] wrote:

Perfect answer! But I don’t know anything about Public Key
Cryptography beyond the basic idea…

Whoa. How did we make the leap from Pastie to Public Key Crypto?

To use Pastie (and other similar code-paste sites) you just go to
pastie.org, and type or paste in your source code snippet. You can
specify the programming language for that snippet using the little
drop-down list box in the upper right-hand corner of the window (it
defaults to “Ruby (on Rails)”. When you’re done, click the “Paste”
button in the lower right-hand corner. The page will reload, and at
that point it’s in the system and you can share it with others—just
copy the new URL that’s shown in the browser’s URL field, which will
look something like this:

http://www.pastie.org/224739

Hope this helps,

Lyle

P.S. ICQ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICQ) is an instant-messaging
system, and Sebastian was just listing his ICQ user number in his
e-mail signature. One’s ICQ number is a kind of unique identifier
(within that system) but it’s not the same thing as a public key used
in crypto applications.

On Jun 30, 9:17 am, Lyle J. [email protected] wrote:

specify the programming language for that snippet using the little

Lyle

P.S. ICQ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICQ) is an instant-messaging
system, and Sebastian was just listing his ICQ user number in his
e-mail signature. One’s ICQ number is a kind of unique identifier
(within that system) but it’s not the same thing as a public key used
in crypto applications.

Hi Lyle,

As always, you help A LOT. Thanks!

Best wishes,
Richard