The Bad Touch

Some guy came up with a Perl wrapper script for editing your Blosxom posts which sets the file's mtime back to what it was before you changed it. Rael links to it saying, "While I tend to be an 'let alterations rise' type..."

Sadly, I think Rael is missing the point of keeping the original date: Blosxom bases the URLs for your entries on the date. If you edit the post after it's been published, the edit "rises" on the page -- and so does the permanent URL! It's not very permanent if it changes every time you edit the damn post.

Thanks to blosxom, I've become a Shaolin master at the creaky semantics of touch(1).