Robotstxt Update - v0.6.0 on CRAN

I just got the news from the CRAN-team that the robotstxt version update 0.6.0 was accepted and now is available.

The robotstxt package aims at working with robots.txt files from within R by providing a parser as well as a permission checker - and some convenience goodies working behind the scenes.

This new version switches the default checking backend from an pure R implementation (done by myself) to a C++ implementation (done by Moz and wrapped by Bob Rudis) that is both executing much faster and also much more rigourous in interpreting the the standard (RFC). While it was hard to throw away so much of my own work it also is very liberating to now have to maintain lesser code and leaving the package with the feeling that it now is in a better state (more robust) than before.

Thanks CRAN, thanks Bob, thanks Moz.

Up and Running

Finally, I finished my search for a new framework to handle my personal webpage. You know something that would not involve too much semi-automatic pasting content into placeholders while all the time having it look like some second hand page from the late two-thousands.

I found it and I am happy so far: A Jekyll page with a simple but solid and elegant design by Niklas Buschmann.