[Haskell] Re: [Haskell-cafe] PROPOSAL: Rename haskell@ to haskell-announce@

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at charter.net
Mon Sep 24 19:52:29 EDT 2007

Claus Reinke wrote:
> so everything that would be of interest to all haskellers,
> including those too busy to follow haskell-cafe, would go to haskell, 
> everything else would go to haskell-cafe.
> but even those topics starting out on haskell are meant
> to migrate to haskell-cafe after a few posts at most.
> in other words, people were meant to subscribe either
> to haskell or to haskell+haskell-cafe, and posting to haskell was meant 
> to be a flag able to raise a topic
> briefly over the general din in haskell-cafe.
> see also the welcome messages:
>    http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/haskell
>    http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/haskell-cafe
> (note that the second is slightly misleading: *everything*
> is off-topic on haskell@ after a few exchanges, i think;
> note also that crossposting was explicitly ruled out)

I haven't been able to see how it makes sense to subscribe to haskell@ 
but not haskell-cafe -- because if a discussion interested you, and went 
in-depth, you might want to be able to read the whole thread!  (It is 
possible to read the archives, but that doesn't help if you're inspired 
to _reply_ to the thread...)


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