[cgi-wiki-dev] Flat-file backend

Ryan Jendoubi ryan.jendoubi at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 19:25:26 GMT 2012

Hello list,

I'm thinking of implementing a flat-file backend. As Dom pointed out, 
metadata and versioning would need to be addressed.

For metadata, I was thinking of using Lucy[0] and storing metadata as 

As for versioning, I would have one current version of a file 
("foo.txt"), and previous versions would follow a naming convention like 
"foo__2012-02-03T191540.txt". Moderation could also be represented in 
the filename somehow.

Additionally, if one didn't want to constrain users from using silly 
node names with long timestamps on the end, the versioned files could be 
kept in a directory named from the node.

How does that sound?


[0] http://search.cpan.org/~dwheeler/Lucy-0.2.2/lib/Lucy.pod

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