Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

I hope we get to see Collections for gists, because I am finding them really unmanageable otherwise, and there is little incentive for people to browse through them otherwise.

Same here. I have lots of snippets (in JS, Python, Go,etc..). Managing them is a pain. Also I have some that I use for my blog examples however executing them alone doesnt do anything. It would be great if I could organize them.

Oh yeah, right. I forget the concept of using gists in blog posts, but I guess it's because I quit that thought because of how much of a mess it leaves behind in your gist list.

Wouldn't that be a GitHub repository?

No. Repo lists are cluttered enough as it is. :)

A collection would just be a category of gists in a category like "Idiomatic Python examples", "Django snippets", and so on.

I think people use gists in a fundamentally different way (I do), and I guess you could argue that gists are mainly for viewing and sharing whereas repos are for cloning/downloads.

Think Collections as Pinterest boards for code, perhaps. :)

Gists could be social, whereas repos are more self-serving and utilitarian in the sense of scratching an itch. Or at least they could be.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact