Re: [dev] Suckless e-comerce script proposal

From: Bobby Powers <>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:03:17 -0400

Hi Joseph!

Joseph Graham wrote:
> Hiding the internals of the system just for the sake of hiding them sounds like
> Microsoft's philosophy.

Think of it the other way: what is gained by showing the user
"/cgi-bin/"? I suggest it conveys 0 bits of useful information to the
user, and clutters the URL.

> Yep, hand coding.

I suggest a static site generator, as it nicely decomposes the
creation of content from the styling of the content.

> Well it depends what type of shop it is... if it's a computer shop it doesn't
> matter since people don't normally order 2 computers at once.

Sure - but what if they want a computer and an external mouse? Or a
laptop and a bag and an external power adapter?

> The thing with card payments is that you give your card details to dosens of
> different shopping websites, creating a large "attack surface" for those details to be
> stolen. With bank transfer there's only 1 point of failure instead of dosens.

It sounds like wire transfers are more common in Europe. There are
also payment processors like Stripe, Braintree, and Paypal who can
handle the details of credit card processing for you, so that you
don't have to deal with the hassles of securing and documenting your
handling of credit card info.

> Thanks for feedback I appreciate it.

Of course, best of luck :)

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