2019-06-24 Writing to the Simple Text Server

A few days ago I wrote about the Simple Text Server I had written, Nimi Mute. At the time I really wanted to use those ASCII control characters. Now that I’ve thought about it some more, I decided to drop it and just use what ed uses: a period on a line by itself. And as for indicating that the user intends to upload a file, I decided to go with what shells use: a simple > to overwrite the file, or >> to append to the file.

This makes the documentation simpler to write, and I take that as a sign that I have been overthinking it.

I also discovered that Gopher maps are text files and so Nimi Mute can act as a Gopher server, no problem. I took advantage of this when writing my test cases. These now use both Nimi Mute and Soweli Lukin.



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