inessential by Brent Simmons

Ryan’s cool hack

Ryan Wilcox: “About 30 minutes later, with thanks to PyRSS2Gen I had my todo list items in my newsreader.”

This is one of the cool things about adding scripting support to an application—people find ways to use it that you never expected. I can’t recommend enough to other developers that they look seriously at adding scripting support. (And then keep adding more.)

It doesn’t make sense for every app, but for things like browsers, email apps, aggregators, databases, editors, Usenet newsreaders, outliners, and so on, it’s very important, because it lets people put things together in new ways that make sense for them.