STRAW POLL: comp.lang.haskell (fwd)

Mark Carroll
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 17:24:20 +0100

People should be aware of this article that was recently posted to
the newsgroup comp.lang.functional.

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From: (Jeffrey M. Vinocur)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.functional,news.groups
Subject: STRAW POLL: comp.lang.haskell
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 15:31:05 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <9j6ufp$fil$>

I'm volunteering to take a straw poll to see whether we should
try proposing comp.lang.haskell as a new newsgroup, possibly
gatewayed to a mailing list.  Currently Haskell-related traffic
is in comp.lang.functional, and some people feel that it is a
sufficiently-large portion of the traffic there to warrant a
separate group.

Opinions should be sent to <>.

What we're really trying to determine is how many people would
respond to an eventual Call For Votes in news.groups.  There
would first be a discussion period to hash out the details of
things like mailing list gatewaying.  (There is some discussion
going on in comp.lang.haskell at the moment, feel free to join
in there.)

Reasonable choices for opinions are "Yes", "No", "Yes, provided
it's gatewayed to a mailing list", "Yes, provided it's not
gatewayed to a mailing list", "Will abstain from voting but don't
want it gatewayed to the mailing list", etc.

Note that a perfectly rational justification for wanting a
separate group is because you read comp.lang.functional and want
the Haskell traffic elsewhere; you need not be interested in
reading a Haskell-only group.

I'll post a summary of results, mmm, early next week, perhaps.
So please reply promptly.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
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