[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community
derek.a.elkins at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 18:35:52 EDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 14:33 +0100, Claus Reinke wrote:
> > As we sit here riding the Haskell wave:
> > http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/tmp/cafe.png
> > with nearly 2000 (!) people reading haskell-cafe@, perhaps its time to
> > think some more about how to build and maintain this lovely Haskell
> > community we have.
> - haskell-cafe is meant to be the general forum, that shouldn't change.
> but i think there is potential to spin off one or two more specialist
> lists (not too many, or they'll dry out, and not too specific, or they
> won't attract the haskell-cafe style of membership and content; we
> also do not want to start cross-postings to keep the synergies of
> a multitopic forum).
> the most obvious one being 'haskell-performance' for shootout
> entries, 'how do i improve this?', 'what is wrong here?', and 'why
> isn't haskell slow?' style of questions, profiling, space&time leaks,
> compiler benchmarks, optimizations, transformations,
> representations, libs, tools, papers, etc.
I really like this. ^
> another possible candidate, judging from mails and blog postings,
> might be 'haskell-math', for numeric and algebra libs, apps, tools,
> classes, theory, and math-related algorithms and data structures,
> and general discussions.
This I'm much much less certain or keen about. Most such questions
start as legitimate Haskell questions. Furthermore, I think the replies
are often helpful to people who probably wouldn't subscribe to a
'haskell-math' list. (Still it would be nice to have such a venue to
just talk about the relation between Haskell and math.) I don't think
almost anyone has a problem with such discussions and it seems that many
"non-theoretical" readers enjoy them.
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