User talk:Trappist the monk

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Module:RFX[edit]

Hello! :)

I was having this conversation and I was thinking that you're pretty gifted with Lua and maybe you could be able to help. This is outside your usual interests though (as far as I know) and the user there did mention that it was a tricky thing to accomplish so I fully understand if you can't help with it.

Side info: If you're interested, the chart problem was solved with this edit. - Klein Muçi (talk) 01:49, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Umm, Module:RFX does not exist nor does sq:Moduli:RFX so I have no idea what you're talking about.
Trappist the monk (talk) 13:34, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
That's because apparently I haven't filed the needed report. :P
Module:RFX report - Klein Muçi (talk) 14:36, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Sorry, not interested in that. For the moment I have enough to keep me occupied with the taxonomy templates and a prospective bot task and a project to update how non-Enlgish cs1|2 templates are translated to English.
I'm sort of disappointed in the resolution of the melting-chart problem. It doesn't explain why |links 10= was a contributor to the problem...
Trappist the monk (talk) 14:50, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Yeah that's what I was thinking. The auto-taxon problem should get priority over that request given that the benefits of it would be enjoyed on a global scale ideally. That can wait. As for the chart problem, I know what you mean because I strive for future-proofing projects generally and having unexplained code magic that could potentially malfunction in the future is a bit unsettling. But, if it helps, it can be argued that my case was a bit extreme and was only caused by the IABots malfunction. So it will take a while until the stars align again for the even-more-edge cases to be experienced, if they exist. However reassuring can that information be. :P - Klein Muçi (talk) 15:40, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Merger discussion for stv.tv[edit]

Merge-arrows.svg An article that you have been involved in editing—stv.tv—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. GMc(talk?) 13:30, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Editor GMc: I have never edited that article but my bot has. Alas, my bot is wholly unqualified to give an opinion on the matter. Please don't invite my bot to any more of these kinds of parties.
Trappist the monk (talk) 13:37, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I didn't realise it was a bot. No need to be rude. Thanks. GMc(talk?) 17:55, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Lua advantages[edit]

Hey Trappist!

Lately I've started reading more about Lua itself wanting to be able to understand a bit more than basic invocations and dictionary tables. I had a pretty basic question out of curiosity and I thought that you'd be the best to answer it: What are Lua's advantages over wikimarkup in regard to templates? Why have we started switching almost all important templates to module invocations? I believe that a module allows you more flexibility in governing more stuff at the same time, at the same place but that's as far as I can go with my guess.

I made a question here about an error related to Lua and that got me interested to learn more about the details. - Klein Muçi (talk) 01:34, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Because Lua is a real programming language? Because Lua is easier to read than wikimarkup where whitespace matters (a lot)? Because Lua allows for the creation of variables? cs1|2 is implemented with eight modules; I cannot imagine how many templates would be required to implement the same functionality using wiki markup.
Trappist the monk (talk) 11:45, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
My knee-jerk reaction would be to say that "variables" can be "created" with templates and meta-templates but your point on CS1|2 really ends the discussion. Klein Muçi (talk) 12:15, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]