This may come as a shock to some of you, but I do not, in the immediate future, plan on fixing them. My excuses, in order of reasonableness:
- Haaretz already has Hebrew RSS feeds. If, like me, you cannot read Hebrew, know that I contacted the head of Haaretz's Online Division, Elihay Vidal, who assured me that English-language RSS feeds would be "available soon."
- The scripts that grab the RSS feeds are written in Perl. I do not like Perl, and the idea of modifying a script to deal with Haaretz' online registration system does not really appeal to me.
- I am in a bad mood.
Yes, I fully realize those are stupid excuses:
- How long is "soon?"
- Nobody cares what programming language you use to write the scripts. Use Python if you feel like it.
- Bad moods pass.
Assuming "soon" means longer than two weeks, I will probably get around to modifying the scripts, although the above lists should have made it clear that I am not looking forward to it.