Donald Whytock on 26 Feb 2002 14:34:28 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Hannibal Comes to the Mountain

On 2/25/02 at 7:45 PM Wonko wrote:

>Quoth Donald Whytock,
>> {{ _The Cannibalistic Gremlin_
>Doesn't that require a lot of work for the Admin? Hannibal would have to be
>recalculated and updated every single nday...

>From a programming standpoint, doing the evaluations isn't that hard, though I'm not sure about the legality of the dice-rolling mechanism.  Given random numbers, though, it's pretty much some database fetches and a little array manipulation in Perl, which can be stuck in a crontab.

Here's a thought: a rule that requires proposal submitters to supply code that allows an Admin to actually be able to administer the new rule being proposed...