Generating new comment counts
March 28, 2005 2:22 PM Subscribe
What's the most efficient way to provide a MeFi-style x new comments count for a MeFi-style chat board?
posted by bonaldi to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Working it out for every generated page seems hugely expensive, and almost certainly won't scale. I've no need for it to be spot-on accurate -- just the near-enough of MeFi would be fine.
High-level pseudocode is fine, thanks, though this specific instance is using Perl.