[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 155 - October 20, 2010

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Thu Oct 21 10:02:03 EDT 2010

Daniel Fischer <daniel.is.fischer at web.de> writes:

> I have long been subscribed to -cafe but not to haskell at .
> Regarding why, I wasn't interested in what haskell@ was supposed to be for, 
> while I was interested in what -cafe is for.

The Wiki documents these lists as:

haskell at haskell.org
    Announcements, discussion openers, technical questions.
    haskell at haskell.org is intended to be a low-bandwidth list, to which
    it is safe to subscribe without risking being buried in email. If a
    thread becomes longer than a handful of messages, please transfer to
    haskell-cafe at haskell.org. 

haskell-cafe at haskell.org (archives)
    General Haskell questions; extended discussions. 
    In Simon Peyton Jones' words: "forum in which it's acceptable to ask
    anything, no matter how naive, and get polite replies."

I'm not sure I understand your sentiment - if you wish to avoid
announcements or the initial bits of discussions, surely you would be in
favor of not cross-posting them?

A quick (and probably highly inaccurate) count in my inbox tells me that
a little over 700 of about 1200 mails to haskell@ were crossposted to
-cafe, and the latter has received 21000 messages in the same time

Could we not accept the 2.5% increase in traffic that the remaining 500
messages would mean, and get rid of the cross-postings?

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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