[mythtv] Attn: MythRecipe developers

Chris Petersen lists at forevermore.net
Tue Jun 14 06:43:47 UTC 2005

As promised, I am announcing the completion (well, proof-of-concept, 
anyway) of a totally new way of interacting with recipe information.

Through some pretty hefty regular expressions and a lot of time talking 
with my wife about how recipes should be entered (she's a professional 
cook, so I figured she'd be a good resource), I now have what I hope is 
the first completely plain-text recipe parser:

(proof of concept)

What this means:  no more xml storage formats, copy-paste of (hopefully) 
 > 95% of people's existing recipes, support for far more varied forms 
of recipe than anything else currently out there (open source or 
otherwise), at least that I can find.

Why Myth?

Well, when I started working on this, MythRecipe was in its infancy, and 
seemingly hasn't moved much further.  I don't use my mythbox near a 
kitchen, but I've had many people say they'd like a myth-integrated 
recipe database to accompany my web-based one.  I want to provide the 
best possible recipe/ingredient database available, and I figured that 
you might appreciate a totally new viewpoint on digital recipe storage.

Why you?

I'm a scripting guy.  The current recipe-parsing library is in PHP. I 
plan to write an accompanying one in perl.  I can't code in C anymore 
(way too out of practice), but I thought that it'd be awesome to create 
a standard library for dealing with this sort of thing.  It'd make 
MythRecipe better, and would open up the ability for other programs to 
do the same.

Anyway, if you're interested, let me know.


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