Weekly Update 104: Programming coverage status update
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As you may know, we're currently concentrating on improving our Instant Answers (IAs) for programmers, and we're delighted to see people joining in and updating the programming IA coverage table. This week we did some spring cleaning, getting rid of out-of-date information and fixing the status for some IAs. The way we're monitoring progress is not perfect — each IA is very different in what it covers — but taking a rough count about 34% of boxes show partial or full coverage.
A big thank you to everyone who's been helping so far! Every week we see nice comments on social media about our Instant Answers, boosting our motivation to make them even better. And of course, it's not too late to join in :-)
As well as creating new Instant Answers, here are some other ways to help out...
FnOncewould be more helpful written as
FnOnce() -> ()
Most of the work has been done - it just needs a bit extra to be complete, ideally submitted as a new PR.
We'd like to show which package the displayed function belongs to.
Another one where code has been submitted but needs more work to finish off.
IAs for Adoption
The following Instant Answers are looking for a maintainer. If you'd like to step forward, please create an issue on GitHub using the button at the bottom of each IA page.
Remember we talked about using aliases to fix typos recently? (It's here if you missed it). Well here's another typo tip, this time using
shopt. It's a built-in BASH command, short for "shell options", and contains this gem:
shopt -s cdspell
Running this command doesn't seem to do anything at first, but when you then move directories using
cd, it will try to fix any spelling mistakes you make. For example, all of these
will be understood and you'll be moved to the
Documents directory. Pretty cool, huh? Don't forget, you'll need to add the
shopt -s cdspell command to your .bashrc or .bash_profile file for this to work every time you open the terminal.
That's all for now — have a great weekend!
- The DuckDuckGo Staff