Why Pastebin?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by aaronvan, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

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    #1
    Mod, if this is in the wrong forum please move.

    Can someone explain the utility of Pastebin? I understand how it works; I'm just wondering why it exists and if anyone uses it for development. Their FAQ isn't that enlightening.

    www.pastebin.com
     
  2. ckorhonen macrumors regular

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    #2
    It's a quick and easy way to share code snippets - often useful when working with other programmers and you want to talk about a specific piece of code, or share a snippet from a log file.

    Personally I prefer GitHub's Gist's (http://gist.github.com) - same concept, but it since as they are tied to your GitHub account.
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68030

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    Very useful in IRC or IM chat - when you don't want to flood the conversation with 5 or 500 lines of code!
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    This. Sharing code on IRC pretty much makes pastebins essential. It is also good for sending code snippets via email where is might muck up the formatting.
     

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